Thursday, April 28, 2011
Montgomery County will join communities nationwide in celebrating Bike to Work Day on May 20. This annual celebration encourages bicycle commuting, which provides exercise benefits and is also an effective way to improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion and noise, and conserve energy. For most trips of less than five miles, commuting by bicycle may take about the same amount of time as traditional transportation options. For longer trips, riders can combine Ride On, which has bike racks on the front of all buses, with bicycle commuting.
This year, the County will hold events at 10 sites:
- Bethesda-National Institutes of Health-Building One
- Bethesda-National Institutes of Health-Executive Blvd
- Bethesda-National Naval Medical Center
- North Bethesda-White Flint Mall
- Rock Springs Business Park
- Rockville-Rockville Town Center
- Rockville-Falls Grove Transportation Center
- Silver Spring-One Discovery Place
- Silver Spring-Food and Drug Administration-White Oak
Montgomery County provides and promotes a comprehensive and balanced transportation program that includes a wide variety of transit, ridesharing, bicycling, pedestrian and teleworking options for residents, businesses, employees and visitors. These alternative modes of transportation are effective and efficient commuting solutions, reducing pollution and transportation costs, helping address climate change concerns, and ensuring the economic and environmental vitality of communities.
For more information about the pit stops
, or to be eligible for prizes, register
for Bike to Work Day online.
For more information about commuting options in the County, contact Commuter Services or call 240-773-2989. Or, stop in at one of the County’s TRiPS Commuter Stores in downtown Silver Spring, 8413 Ramsey Avenue, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Friendship Heights, 17 Wisconsin Circle, Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., both of which are near the Metrorail stations.