Registration is open for Bike to Work Day, set for Friday, May 19. All bicycle commuters, from first timers to daily cyclists, are encouraged to register at biketoworkmetrodc.org or by calling 800-745-7433.
Loudoun County will host two pit stops where registrants can pick-up free T-shirts, receive giveaways, enjoy refreshments, and win prizes. The Loudoun pit stops will be in Leesburg at Raflo Park on Harrison Street from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and in Sterling east of Rt. 28, at Ruritan Road behind Orbital ATK from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
The regional Bike to Work Day event has grown dramatically from its beginnings in 2001 when a small group of a few hundred cyclists participated. This year, organizers expect at least 16,000 people to participate. In Loudoun County, more than 500 cyclists are expected to take part in the 2017 event.
Bike to Work Day is coordinated regionally by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. The local festivities are planned by Loudoun County Commuter Services.
Novice bike commuters who are interested in a group ride prior to Bike to Work Day, or others seeking more information can contact the local coordinator, Judy Galen, at 703-737-8044 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information and a link to register can also be found at loudoun.gov/BiketoWork.