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Bike to Work Day: May 18
Bike to Work Day: May 18

On Friday, May 18, Greater Springfield area commuters have a great opportunity to ditch the traffic and congestion that they experience in their cars and ride their bikes to work on Bike to Work Day (BTWD), sponsored by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclists Association. It’s a great chance to get some fresh air, enjoy the network of bike trails in the area, meet fellow bicyclists, and make a difference reducing road congestion and air pollution, even if it is just for one day.

Starting at 6:30 a.m., area bicyclists can gather at one of two local BTWD pit stops. The Burke Pit Stop will be hosted at the Burke VRE Station near the train platform. The Springfield/Metro Park Pit Stop is located at the gazebo on Walker Lane. At each pit stop, bicyclists who are on their way to work will find health-conscious refreshments and giveaways, friendly smiles, and lots of encouragement. 

Some Bike to Work Day participants will combine their trip with rail or bus while others will join a caravan of bicyclists all the way to DC. Long-distance cyclists looking for company can find a convoy or a ride buddy on the BTWD website.

Register online at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org. The first 11,000 registered participants get a free Bike to Work Day T-shirt. Last year, over 10,000 bicyclists took part in the ride and this year promises to be bigger and better.

Our local pit stops are sponsored by Akridge, CALIBRE, Hilton Springfield, Fairfax County DOT, Performance Bicycles, TAGS, Virginia Megaprojects and the Greater Springfield Chamber.

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