Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 19th, 2017.
Good company, good snacks, good exercise, and a free t-shirt. What could be better?
Additional details about the Bike to Work Day event can be found at the event homepage, hosted by our friends at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.
Bike to Work Day 2017 Details:
Where: Find a pit stop near your home or workplace. In 2017, there will be 86 pit stops throughout Maryland, DC, and Virginia.
When: Friday, May 19th, 2017. Pit Stop times vary. Most pit stops are open early in the morning during your commute to work. A few pit stops have afternoon times.
Who: You and your bicycle. Invite a friend, neighbor, or coworker to join your for your bike commute.
Register: Sign up today.
Interested in volunteering?: Sign up here to volunteer with WABA on BTWD!
Want to join a bicycle convoy?: See a map and list of existing convoys here to see if there’s one near you.
Bike to Work Day will take place rain or shine!
Registration for Bike to Work Day is always free, and includes a free t-shirt, food & drink at your pit stop, and the chance to win pit stop giveaways.
The region’s largest celebration of getting to work on two wheels, Bike to Work Day is an annual event that celebrates those who ride a bicycle. Whether you commute to work by bike every single day or just want to give it a try for the first time this year, this event celebrates you! This is the one day each year that our region formally recognizes bicycling as an everyday form of transportation.
Bike to Work Day has grown five to ten percent or more per year in recent years as more people choose to get to work by bicycle. The event is managed by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, in partnership with WABA and other regional partners and sponsors. For information about the event, see the official Bike to Work Day website.
Bike to Work Day is a rain or shine event. It will be up to each individual pit stop manager to determine whether or not to cancel their own local pit stop event based on weather conditions. If a pit stop makes the determination to cancel or relocate the pit stop, they are responsible for keeping registrants informed via email of a rescheduled date and/or location change at least 24 hours in advance.
Volunteer with WABA:
Bike to Work Day is an important opportunity for WABA to share information about bicycling with thousands of bicyclists across the region, as well as encourage BTWD participants to show their support for better biking and WABA’s advocacy work by becoming a WABA Member.
This year, WABA Staff and Board Members will have a WABA table set up at more than 30 pit stops around the region with tons of bike maps, law guides, info on what to do in a crash, and so much more. BTWD also serves as our Spring Membership Drive where we encourage folks to join or renew their memberships to help support our mission and work. Hang out with us on BTWD and lend a hand at the WABA table! Sign up here to volunteer.
More about Bike to Work Day:
In 2016, a record breaking 17,583 people registered for Bike to Work Day, with 83 pit stops across the region in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Bike to Work Day shows our region’s collective interest and support for bicycling as a means of transportation for getting to work.
New to Bike to Work Day? It’s a free regional event that features more than 80 pit stops around Virginia, Maryland and DC. You sign up ahead of time to show your support for bicycling and to reserve your free Bike to Work Day t-shirt. Then on the morning of Bike to Work Day (or the afternoon if you choose one of the several afternoon pit stops available), you stop at your pit stop on your bike commute to or from work and pick up your free t-shirt, enjoy free snacks, enter to win some cool prizes, and of course chat about commuting to work by bicycle with fellow bike lovers. There’s a glossary of common BTWD terms we put together here.
Check out photos from previous Bike to Work Day events below: