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!
This 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:
Read on to find out how you can become involved as a participant, employer host or volunteer!
* New Location in 2019
The 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.
Love 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.
12000 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035