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Bike to Work Day 2017 Breaks Records

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

(L-R) Montgomery County Director of Transportation 

Al Roshdieh, County Councilmember Sidney Katz, Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton, and MCDOT's Bruce Johnston pick a raffle winner during the Rockville Town Square Bike to Work Day Pit Stop.

This year's D.C.-area Bike to Work Day broke records, as one of the nation's largest Bike to Work Day (BTWD) events. On May 19, about 18,700 cyclists at 85 pit stops in the Washington metropolitan region celebrated biking as a healthy commuting option by pedaling to work. MCDOT sponsored six pit stops. 2001, the region’s BTWD participation has significantly grown from a few hundred registrants and five pit stops. According to census data, commuting to work by bike is becoming increasingly popular in the Washington metropolitan region.


The annual event is co-sponsored by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA). The event was created in 1956 by the League of American Bicyclists part of National Release ID: 17-144
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