Bike to Work Day Pit Stop
Friday May 19, 2023
Marian Fryer Town Plaza
2424 Reedie Drive
Wheaton, MD 20902
Montgomery Parks and the Montgomery County Department of Transportation are co-sponsoring this pit stop in Wheaton. It will welcome cyclists in a fun atmosphere with refreshments and giveaways. There are 14 Bike to Work pit stops scheduled in Montgomery County, and more than a 100 in the Washington metropolitan area.
Bike to Work Day is a national effort to encourage people to commute to work on bikes instead of by car. The benefits of cycling include better physical health through exercise and improved mental health resulting from time spent outdoors.
Cycling can also help improve air quality by cutting down on harmful fossil fuel emissions.
Bike To Work Day organizers hope to raise awareness about the rules of the road for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. And highlight the need for fair access to low-stress roadways and connected trails for all to use safely.
“Montgomery Parks is committed to increasing access to parks and improving safety for people bicycling to or through parks, says Kyle Lukacs, trails planner for Montgomery Parks. “We are actively designing and building Vision Zero trail crossings along our trail network and recently received a $7.2 million Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant which will allow us to improve Safe Routes to Parks. Participating in Bike to Work Day is a great way to highlight this commitment.”
BIKE TO WORK PIT STOPS
Bethesda – Downtown 6:30-9am
FDA White Oak 7-9am
Friendship Heights 6:30-9am
Gaithersburg – Kentlands 7-9am
National Institutes of Health Bldg 1 7-9:30am
North Bethesda at Pike & Rose 6:30-8:30am
Rockville Town Square 6:30-9am
Rockville Twinbrook 7-9am
Takoma Park – Downtown/Old Takoma 6:30-9am
Takoma Park – Sligo Creek Trail7-9:30am