Fairfax County Rides on Bike to Work Day 2014
May is National Bike Month and Friday, May 16 is Bike to Work Day. Commuter Connections, the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) and local governments including Fairfax County will host one of the nation's largest Bike to Work Day events. The annual event is held every spring to increase awareness and expose people to the benefits of bicycling to work, the market, the library, the café, the book store, the bike shop…basically everywhere!
This year, there are 79 pits stops around the region. Thirteen pit stops will be set up throughout Fairfax County:
- Fair Lakes Center (In front of Mrs.Green's)
- Downtown McLean (In front of Greenberry's Coffee Shop)
- Vienna (at the Vienna Town Green on the W&OD)
- Fairfax City (Main Street Market Place near Main Street Bagel)
- Fairfax Corner (in the plaza opposite Coastal Flats)
- Tysons Corner (In front of The Capital Grille)
- Springfield (Metro Park at Walker Lane)
- Merrifield (at the intersection of Sandburg Street and the W&OD)
- Merrifield ( At the Mosaic District, in front of Strawberry Park Angelika Theater)
- Burke VRE Park and Ride Lot
- Herndon (at the Town Hall Green just off the W&OD)
- Mount Vernon (At Collingwood Park, just off Mt. Vernon Trail)
- Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station (Plaza Level)
Stop by one of thirteen pit stops in Fairfax County and enjoy refreshments, meet fellow riders and enter for a chance to win some awesome bike gear! Local bike shops will be on hand to provide free bicycle tune-ups. The first 14,000 participants who register will get a 2014 Bike to Work Day t-shirt and be eligible to win some cool prizes. To register online and get additional information, visit www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.
To find the most convenient bicycle route, contact the pit stop managers listed on Bike to Work Day Web site or contact the Fairfax County Department of Transportation's bicycle program staff at 703-877-5600, TTY 711 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bike to Work Day is an opportunity to encourage people to think about bicycling as a commuter option. It's fun, healthy, and it's green! So dust off your bike, pump up the tires and hit the road on Friday, May 16. We'll see you there!