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Bike to Work Day 2013: More than 12,000 Cyclists Region-wide Will be Greeted by Dozens of Elected Officials and Dignitaries

Washington, D.C. — Registration for Bike to Work Day (BTWD) has set a new record with more than 12,000 commuters in metropolitan Washington registered for the regional event scheduled for this Friday, May 17.  Among those participating are dozens of elected officials and dignitaries who will attend pit stops throughout the region. 

Coordinated by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), the free event attracts participants from District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, who join Bike to Work Day to promote bicycling as a healthy and green commute option.

“The Washington DC Bike to Work Day grows every year and this year is no exception,” said Nicholas Ramfos, Director of Commuter Connections. “We are pleased to have so many of the region’s elected officials and dignitaries participate in the event and show their support.”

Participants can ride alone, with a friend, neighbor or co-worker, or join one of 15 confirmed bicycle convoys, led by experienced cyclists. Pit stops will feature appearances by elected area officials and dignitaries, refreshments, entertainment and giveaways.  There are bike-to-transit options and many other program amenities available for a fun and healthy commute alternative experience.

Those who register by 5pm on May 16th are automatically entered into a bicycle raffle. Registration and information about BTWD is available at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org

Elected officials and dignitaries are confirmed to visit the following pit stops:

District of Columbia

Mt. Vernon DC
District of Columbia Councilmember Ward 6, Tommy Wells

Freedom Plaza
Federal Highway Administration Administrator, Victor Mendez
District of Columbia Mayor, Vincent Gray
District of Columbia Ward 2 Councilmember, Jack Evans
District of Columbia Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser
District of Columbia At-Large Councilmember, David Grosso

Maryland

Bethesda
Maryland Comptroller, Peter Franchot
Maryland State Delegate, Ariana Kelly
Maryland State Delegate, Susan Lee
Montgomery County Councilmember, Roger Berliner
Maryland Department of Transportation, Director of Bicycle and Pedestrian Access,  Michael Jackson
League of American Cyclists Vice President Programs, Bill Nesper,

Frederick
Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski’s Office, Julianna Albowitz
City of Frederick Mayor, Randy McClement
City of Frederick Alderman, Karen Young
City of Frederick Alderman, Michael O’Conner
City of Frederick Alderman, Shelley Aloi
City of Frederick Alderman, Carol Krimm
City of Frederick Alderman, Kelly Russell
Frederick County Commissioner, C. Paul Smith
Frederick County Commissioner, David P. Gray
Frederick County Council of Tourism Executive Director, John Fieseler
City of Frederick Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee Chairperson, MaryLynn Hinde

Greenbelt
City of Greenbelt Mayor, Judith Davis
City of Greenbelt Mayor Pro Tem, Emmett V. Jordan
City of Greenbelt Councilmember, Leta M. Mach

Rockville Fallsgrove and Rockville Town Center
City of Rockville Council member, Mark Pierzchala

Virginia

Alexandria – Old Town
City of Alexandria Mayor, William D. Euille

Arlington - Ballston
Arlington County Board Member, Jay Fisette

Arlington - Rosslyn
Arlington County Board Chair, Walter Tejada

Arlington - Crystal City
Arlington County Board Member, Chris Zimmerman

Arlington - East Falls Church
Arlington County Board Member, Libby Garvey

Fairfax City Downtown
City of Fairfax Councilmember, Dan Drummond
City of Fairfax Councilmember, Ellie Schmidt
City of Fairfax Councilmember, Steve Stombres

Herndon
Town of Herndon Mayor, Lisa Merkel
Town of Herndon Vice Mayor, Connie Hutchinson
Town of Herndon Councilmember, Melissa Jonas
Town of Herndon Councilmember, Sheila Olem
Town of Herndon Councilmember, Charles Waddell


Novice and experienced cyclists can find resources, register and locate their local pit stops at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.

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Commuter Connections, www.commuterconnections.org 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, transit and other alternatives to drive alone commuting, and provides ridematching for carpools and vanpools, and offers the free Guaranteed Ride Home program. Commuter Connections, is funded by the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and U.S. Departments of Transportation.

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association, www.waba.org, 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.

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Release Date: May 15, 2013
Contact: Jeanne Saddler
Phone: 202-962-3250


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