Bike & Walk Fairfax

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

703-877-5600
TTY 711

4050 Legato Road, Suite 400

Chris Wells,
Program Manager

Fairfax County Bike to Work Day 2019

May is National Bike Month and Friday, May 17 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 celebration is held every spring to increase awareness and expose people to the benefits of bicycling to work or to transit - good for you, your pocketbook, the environment and more!

Bike to Work Day  DinosaurThis year, there are 115 pit stops around the region. Fairfax County has 28 pit stops, 14 of which are new in 2019. To participate in the traditional Bike to Work Day (swing by a pit stop for your T-shirt, refreshments and giveaways), register at http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/

Fairfax County also recognizes that not everyone can ride on Bike to Work Day, or has a commute that goes by a Pit Stop. Fairfax County residents can still be a part of Bike to Work Day through the following options:

  • No pit stop? No problem! This year FCDOT is offering a "virtual" ride option that allows you to join in the fun no matter where your commute takes you: to the office (if a pit stop is not en route), to the coffee shop, your bus stop or nearby train station.
  • Alternate Date: If you don't work on Fridays or will be out of town on the 17th - no worries! Use the form to pre-register for the virtual pit stop, complete your ride on any work day in May, and stop by FCDOT to pick up your T-shirt. Details in the link below.

Read on to find out how you can become involved as a participant, employer host or volunteer!

Bike to Work Day Pit Stop Locations in Fairfax County

  1. Annandale (Audrey Moore RECenter at Wakefield Park)
  2. Burke VRE Park and Ride Lot (Near the train platform)
  3. Centreville Library*
  4. Chantilly (Cub Run RECenter)*
  5. Chantilly Regional Library
  6. Culmore - Bailey's Crossroads (Woodrow Wilson Library)*
  7. Fairfax City (Old Town Square)
  8. Fairfax County Government Center
  9. Fair Lakes (Fair Lakes Center in front of Noodles & Co)
  10. Falls Church - Fairview Park (Providence RECenter)*
  11. Fort Belvoir*
  12. Franconia (Lee District Park)*
  13. Herndon (Town Hall Green just off the W&OD)
  14. Lorton (Lorton VRE Station)
  15. McLean (Dolley Madison Library)
  16. McLean (MITRE)*
  17. McLean (Spring Hill RECenter)*
  18. Mosaic District (Strawberry Park)
  19. Mount Vernon - Belle View (Mount Vernon RECenter)*
  20. Mount Vernon (Collingwood Park - enter from West Boulevard)*
  21. Mount Vernon (George Washington RECenter)*
  22. Oakton (Oak Marr RECenter)*
  23. Reston (Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station - Plaza Level)
  24. Springfield (Franconia-Springfield/Metro Park at Walker Lane)
  25. Springfield (South Run RECenter)*
  26. Springfield (Springfield Plaza)*
  27. Tysons Corner (In front of the Capital Grille)
  28. Vienna (Vienna Town Green just off the W&OD Trail)

* New Location in 2019

Bike to Work Day Pit Stop Registration

  • Burke Centre VRE Bike to Work Day Pit Stop 2018Participants need to preregister for the event at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org to reserve their T-shirt (limited to first 20,000 registrants) and be eligible for raffle prizes
  • T-shirts will be available for pick up at pit stops, along with refreshments giveaways and bike services (at selected locations)
  • Pit stops have varying hours - be sure to check the schedule when registering
    • Herndon also is hosting a Bike *From* Work Day event in the afternoon
  • Check your route in advance using the Fairfax County Bike Map
  • There is no dress code for Bike to Work Day - shorter commutes can be completed in work attire or street clothes. Past paricipants have even participated in costumes!

Fairfax County Virtual Pit Stop Registration

  • Bike to Work Day BikeshareFor the first time, Fairfax County is allowing participants to participate in Bike to Work Day on a different date, and to *your* workplace (no pit stop required)
  • Biking to Transit counts, too!
    • Be sure to check out the rules for bringing your bike with you on the train as there are restrictions
    • WMATA and Fairfax Connector buses feature bike racks
    • Convenient storage also is available to secure your bike if you are taking transit
  • Complete and submit the form to pre-register.
  • Check your route in advance using the Fairfax County Bike Map.
  • Complete your ride on May 17 or any other day in May.
  • Pick up your Bike to Work t-shirt at FCDOT, 4050 Legato Road, Suite 400, Fairfax, through May 31 or while supplies last.  
  • Please contact bikefairfax@fairfaxcounty.gov prior to picking up a shirt to ensure availability.

Bike to Work Day Business Toolkit

Bike to Work Day GiveawaysThe benefits of being a bicycle-friendly business include a healthier workforce, lower healthcare costs and a positive recruitment message; a greener environment and less-congested roads; and recognition opportunities. From facilities and policies to promotion and rewards, creating a bicycle culture starts with strong planning. FCDOT's Bike Fairfax Program have assembled a Business Toolkit to host a successful Bike to Work Day event and help grow bicycle commuting all year round.

Join the Team

Ambassador and Bike to Work Day ParticipantLove biking but can't bike to work on May 17? Then join the team and volunteer at a pit stop! Bike Fairfax is looking for early-morning folks to cheer on participants, set up and pass out giveaways, and keep the high energy going. Community service credit is available.

Fairfax Virtual Assistant