May is National Bike Month and Friday, May 21 is Bike to Work Day. Commuter Connections, the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) and local governments including Fairfax County, will host the 20th annual event. Even if you are working from home, get exercise by biking to a T-shirt Pickup Point (pit stop) and then back home to work for the day.
This year, there are more than 100 pit stops around the region, 17 of which are in Fairfax County. To participate in Bike to Work Day, register at http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/, then make sure to swing by a pit stop for your T-shirt. Please note, T-shirts are reserved for the first 15,000 who register. Staggered hours and a strict COVID policy will be in place.
Bike to Work Day Pit Stop Locations in Fairfax County
Annandale (Audrey Moore RECenter at Wakefield Park)
Chantilly Regional Library
Fairfax City Downtown (Old Town Square)
Fairfax County Government Center
Fair Lakes (Fair Lakes Center in front of Noodles & Co)
Herndon (Town Hall Green just off the W&OD) - morning and afternoon
McLean (MITRE Corporation)
Mosaic District (Strawberry Park)
Mount Vernon - Belle View (Mount Vernon RECenter)
Mount Vernon (Collingwood Park - enter from West Boulevard)
Oakton (Oak Marr RECenter)
Reston (Plaza Level at Reston Station)
Springfield (Franconia-Springfield/Metro Park at Walker Lane)
Springfield (South Run RECenter)
Tysons Corner (In front of the Capital Grille)
Vienna (Vienna Town Green just off the W&OD Trail)
Bike to Work Day Resources
Participants need to preregister for the event at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org to reserve their T-shirt (limited to first 15,000 registrants) and be eligible for raffle prizes
Pit stops have varying hours - be sure to check the schedule when registering
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.