"Virtual Pit Stop" Option Allows More to Participate: Registration Now Open
For Immediate Release
April 30, 2019
Thousands of National Capital area residents will take part in the 19th annual National Bike to Work Day celebration on Friday, May 17, 2019. The event promotes the bicycle as a healthy, economical and fun commuting option. Commuters can chose to bike to work or transit, and stop by one of the 115 Bike to Work Day pit stops across the region to enjoy cheers, refreshments and giveaways. Online registration is open for this year’s event, with a new option for Fairfax County commuters to participate on alternate dates or without the need to stop by a physical pit stop.
Bike to a Pit Stop on May 17
At any of the pit stops in DC, Maryland or Virginia, commuters can stop on their way to work for a morning refreshment, learn about bike services and resources in the community, get a bike tune-up (select locations) and free giveaways. There are 28 pit stops in Fairfax County, including new stops at the Woodrow Wilson Library; at the Centreville Regional Library; in McLean near the McLean Metro; in Springfield near Commerce Street; and at all Fairfax County RECenters. Participants can register for free at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org for a chance to win a bicycle and to be eligible to receive a free Bike to Work Day 2019 T-shirt at their selected pit stop.
New in 2019: Virtual Pit Stop Option
This year, Fairfax County invites commuters whose route does not take them by a Bike to Work Day pit stop or who do not commute to work on Fridays to register for the “virtual pit stop” option. Participants will need to bike to work or transit at least once in the month of May to qualify for a free Bike to Work Day 2019 T-shirt and other giveaways. The T-shirt and giveaways need to be picked up at the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (4050 Legato Road, Suite 400, Fairfax) by May 31 or while supplies last.
“We are so excited to be able to include more commuters in this year’s Bike to Work Day,” says Chris Wells, manager of Fairfax County’s bike and pedestrian programs. “Fairfax County offers an extensive network of bike trails, bike lanes and quiet residential streets that conveniently connect most neighborhoods with employment centers and transit, allowing even residents that are new to bicycling to get around safely and efficiently.” For assistance in route planning, visit the Fairfax County interactive bike map at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/bike/map.
In addition to registration information, Fairfax County’s Bike to Work Day webpage includes a Business Toolkit to help employers participate in Bike to Work Day and encourage employees to ride to work year-round.
For more information on Bike to Work Day in Fairfax County, visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/bike-walk/bike-events/biketoworkday2019/.
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