The 22nd annual Bike to Work Day was held Friday, May 19, 2023. Commuter Connections, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) and local governments including Fairfax County hosted pit stops for bicyclists throughout the National Capital Region. The first 15,000 who registered and checked in a pit stop by bike received a free T-shirt (this year's color was green), snacks and door prizes. Many telecommuters participated by biking to a T-shirt pickup point (pit stop) and then back home to work for the day. And for longer commutes, many pit stops are located near transit stops or park-and-ride options, making biking a great first- and last-mile option for commuting.
Visit FCDOT's Facebook page for pictures from the 2023 event:
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.