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Bike to Work Day (BTWD) is gearing up, as a gateway to celebrating physical and mental fitness. Free T-shirts and a chance to win a free bicycle will help attract thousands of commuters to participate in the regional event on Friday, May 19.
Co-organized by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), the free annual event is a celebration of bicycling as a green, low-cost commuting option. This year’s event will feature more than 100 pit stops throughout Washington, D.C., suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia filled with raffles, food and other giveaways—plus a free Bike to Work Day T-shirt for the first 15,000 registrants to attend.
New and veteran bicycle commuters alike are encouraged to take the leap and register today. Registering for BTWD 2023 is fast, free and easy at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org or by calling (800) 745-RIDE. Jump on that bike and give yourself the gift of the physical and mental health benefits it brings for the day!
“It’s time to come together as a community,” said Nicholas Ramfos, director of Commuter Connections. “Bike to Work Day gives us the opportunity to jumpstart our day with a fun, healthy commuting option, all while reducing traffic congestion on roadways.”
For those who wish to travel together, experienced volunteer bicycle commuters will lead bicycle convoys on the day of the event. Convoy starting/ending point information is available on the event website.
This year’s event has been made possible by the generosity of several regional sponsors including: Gold Sponsors- ICF, All About Burger, GO Alex and Pedego Electric Bikes (Alexandria and Bethesda); Silver Sponsors- Bike Arlington, BicycleSPACE, Verra and City Dental DC.
Although Bike to Work Day happens only once a year, Commuter Connections offers a wide range of services and resources year-round for all commuters, including the Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) Program that provides peace of mind with a free ride home when one of life’s unexpected emergencies arises. Follow Commuter Connections on Twitter at @BikeToWorkDay and Facebook at @BikeToWorkDayMetroDC, and use #BTWD2023 or #BTWDC to join the conversation.