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Bike to Work Day adds 17 new neighborhood pit stops for Friday's event

May 16, 2018

With an expansion of 17 new pit stops for 2018, commuters on bicycles will have more options for celebrating Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18. A record-breaking 100 pit stops will help make this year’s commute to work more fun with food, beverages, prizes and the chance to share the ride with thousands of fellow bicyclists.

In addition, this year cyclists can commemorate their ride on social media with unique Snapchat geofilters at every pit stop.

Registration for Bike to Work Day is free, fast, easy, and open now at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org. More than 16,000 people have already registered. The first 20,000 to register and attend will receive a free 2018 event t-shirt.

“Bike to Work Day’s continued success is a testament to our regional commitment to finding better, more environmentally friendly ways to get to work, while making healthier lifestyle choices,” said Nicholas Ramfos, Commuter Connections Director. “We’re pleased to have the continued support of our partner, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, area elected officials, sponsors, pit stop managers, hundreds of volunteers, and the commuters who participate in this annual event.”

State and local elected officials and other dignitaries scheduled to take part in this year’s event include:

District of Columbia
Adams Morgan Pit Stop:
Brianne K. Nadeau – District of Columbia Councilmember

Capitol Hill at Eastern Market Pit Stop:
Charles Allen - District of Columbia Councilmember

Freedom Plaza Pit Stop:
Eleanor Holmes Norton - U.S. Congresswoman
Muriel Bowser - District of Columbia Mayor
David Grosso – District of Columbia Councilmember
Jack Evans – District of Columbia Councilmember
Greer Gillis – District of Columbia Department of General Services Director

Maryland

Montgomery County

Bethesda – Downtown Pit Stop:
Peter Franchot - Maryland Comptroller
Susan Lee – Maryland State Senator
Bill Frick – Maryland State Delegate
Ariana Kelly – Maryland State Delegate
Marc Korman – Maryland State Delegate
Roger Berliner - Montgomery County Councilmember
Charles G. Glass - Maryland Department of Transportation Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy and Planning
Al Roshdieh - Montgomery County Department of Transportation Secretary

North Bethesda at Pike & Rose Pit Stop:
Roger Berliner - Montgomery County Councilmember

Charles County
Indian Head Pit Stop:
Thomas McLain Middleton – Maryland State Senator

Prince George’s County
College Park – City Hall/UMD Pit Stop:
Patrick Wojahn – City of College Park Mayor

Greenbelt Pit Stop:
Emmett V. Jordan – City of Greenbelt Mayor
Judith F. Davis - City of Greenbelt Mayor Pro Tem
Leta Mach - City of Greenbelt Council Member
Silke Pope - City of Greenbelt Council Member
Edward V.J. Putens – City of Greenbelt Council Member
Colin A. Byrd - City of Greenbelt Council Member

Virginia

Arlington County
Arlington – Rosslyn Pit Stop:
John Vihstadt - Arlington County Board Member

Fairfax County
Reston – Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station Pit Stop:
Ken Plum - Virginia House of Delegates Member
Cathy Hudgins – Fairfax County Supervisor

Loudoun County
Sterling Pit Stop:
Phyllis Randall – Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair

Bike to Work Day 2018 received generous support from the following sponsors: The City of Alexandria, ICF, Takoma Bicycle, Spokes Etc. Bicycles, California Tortilla, Bike Arlington, DentalBug, goDCgo, DC Bike Ride, BicycleSPACE, and Marriott.

Bike to Work Day will be held rain or shine. Commuter Connections advises all to drive safely whether on two wheels or four on Friday. For tips on safely riding your bicycle in the rain, visit www.biketoworkmetrodc.org. Check out the “Be Street Smart” safety brochure for tips on driving, bicycling, and walking.

For more information or to register visit www.biketoworkmetrodc.org. Follow this year’s events on Twitter via Commuter Connections at @BikeToWorkDay, and use #BTWD2018 and #BTWDdc to join the conversation.

Contact: Megan Goodman
Phone: (202) 962-3209
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