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Registration for Bike to Work Day 2012 Opens

Washington, D.C. – Join District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia commuters and leave your car behind to cycle to work May 18 for Bike to Work Day 2012—a regional event that last year drew a record-breaking 11,000 participants. The continually growing event has launched a new website and has opened online registration.  The first 11,000 bicyclists who register and attend will receive a free Bike to Work Day t-shirt and become eligible to win great prizes.


Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) anticipate registration will again break records with both new and experienced cyclists taking to the streets to promote bicycling to work as a fun, healthy, environmentally friendly, and low cost alternative to drive alone commuting. Cyclists can join “commuter convoys” with experienced cyclists leading the way.  And they can pedal to any of the 59 pit stops across the National Capital Region where refreshments, entertainment and giveaways will be part of the celebration. Cyclists can register, find pit stop locations and learn how to join a commuter convoy at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.  


Resources for experienced and new bicycling commuters are available at the following links:

Want to know more about Bike Commuting? Learn about commuting to work by bicycle at www.commuterconnections.org – click Commuter Programs, then Bicycling.

Want to ride with others in a Commuter Convoy?  More than two dozen commuter convoys will pedal on Bike to Work Day, offering new and experienced cyclists a safe way to travel.  Convoys are led by experienced bicycle commuters, and many routes are available.  Find a convoy near you at: www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/join-a-convoy.  

Want to brush up on cycling skills? Gain bike-commuting confidence by participating in Confident City Cycling Classes. Learn to safely share the road with cars, other bikes, and pedestrians: http://www.waba.org/education/adult.php.

Want to learn the rules of the road? For tips on biking to work and other useful information check out the "Bicycling to Work in the Washington Area: Guide for Employees and Employers" available through Commuter Connections.


Want to support BTWD sponsors?  Generous contributions from sponsors help make Bike to Work Day a success.  This year’s major sponsors include Marriott International, ICF International, REI, City Bikes, Whole Foods Market, AAA Mid-Atlantic, Bike Arlington, BicycleSPACE and the City of Alexandria.


“Bike in Good Company” and register for Bike to Work Day at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org or by calling 800-745-RIDE.

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Commuter Connections is a program of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, www.mwcog.org. Commuter Connections promotes bicycling to work, ridesharing and other alternatives to drive alone commuting, and provides ridematching for carpools and vanpools and offers the free Guaranteed Ride Home program.


Commuter Connections, www.commuterconnections.org is funded by the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and U.S. Departments of Transportation.


The Washington Area Bicyclist Association creates a healthy, more livable region by promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation; advocating for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices for a healthier environment, and educating children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.



Release Date: Mar 29, 2012
Contact: Anne Marie Corbalis
Phone: (845) 855-7077

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