Registration for this year’s Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20th is now open. Register today for this FREE event!
When registering, you must select a pit stop to be eligible to pick up your free t-shirt. Free t-shirts will be available for the first 15,000 registrants who are in attendance at the pit stop for which they registered.
Details about the Bike to Work Day event can be found at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.
Bike to Work Day Details:
Where: Find a pit stop near your home or workplace. In 2016, there were 83 pit stops throughout Maryland, DC, and Virginia.
When: Friday, May 20th. 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.
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 regions 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 on Bike to Work Day:
WABA needs super star volunteers to help us represent WABA, talk about bicycling, and encourage people to become WABA Members. Most opportunities are the morning before work – pit stop times vary, but typically volunteers are needed from 6:00 or 6:30am to 9:00 or 9:30am. This year, there are 83 pit stops and WABA hopes to be at 20+ pit stops! Sign up to volunteer today!
More about Bike to Work Day:
Last year in 2015, a record breaking 17,500+ people registered for Bike to Work Day, with 79 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 around 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.
And this year’s Bike to Work Day is extra special because it kicks off The Really Big Bike Weekend!
If you’ve been you keeping an eye on your calendar, you may have noticed a certain convergence, maybe some sort of gravitational clustering around a few days in late May? Well there’s a reason for that. Friday, May 20th is Bike to Work Day! Saturday, May 21st is of course the Tour de Fat! And Sunday, May 22nd is the DC Bike Ride, of which WABA is the main non-profit beneficiary. Come spend The Really Big Bicycle Weekend with us!
Check out photos from previous Bike to Work Day events below: