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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 16, 2023

National Bike to Work Day will be Friday, May 19, and the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is sponsoring seven pit stops throughout the County. There will be additional pit stops in Montgomery sponsored by other entities. The first 15,000 bicyclists to register and participate will get a free t-shirt and will be automatically entered into a raffle for a chance to win a new bike.

Bike to Work Day is held annually across the nation on the third Friday of May to celebrate bicycling as a fun, healthy and climate-friendly way to get to work. Bike riders in Montgomery County can stop by sponsored pit stops set up throughout the region.

For residents who want to participate, but do not have a bike, Capital Bikeshare is offering unlimited 45-minute classic rides, and discounts on ebikes, for the event with the code. Riders need to use the code CABI23BTWD. On Friday, participants can go to “Ride Plans” in the Bikeshare app, tap “Day Pass” and enter the code.  

MCDOT will sponsor seven pit stops with refreshments, music and local vendor displays at varying times throughout the morning of May 19. There will be free raffle prizes and a grand prize raffle of a new bike at each of the MCDOT-sponsored pit stops. Residents biking to work, as well as leisure riders, are encouraged to participate.

“Today, we offer more bike paths, dedicated lanes, as well as opportunities to transport a bike on RideOn, MetroBus and Metrorail, than ever before,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “Biking to your job or to run errands is a healthy form of transportation that does not produce pollution or add cars to the road. I encourage everyone to join us on Bike to Work Day and consider biking as a transportation alternative this summer.” 

The Metropolitan Council of Government’s Commuter Connections, a network of transportation organizations in which MCDOT participates, and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) are the co-organizers of Washington Region’s Bike to Work Day event. All participants should visit the Find Your Pit Stop Map to plan a route in advance.

MCDOT-sponsored pit stops will be at the following locations:

Other pitstops within Montgomery County will include:

“This is a great time for residents to get out and enjoy the County’s bikeway network,” said MCDOT Director Chris Conklin. “We have over 100 miles of bike lanes, with over eight miles of protected bike lanes, and that network is growing. We will be bringing forward some dynamic bikeway plans for community input soon.”

Additional pit stops will be located throughout the Washington region. For more information and a full list of regional pitstops, or to register, visit  

All riders are encouraged to wear a helmet. 

For more information on MCDOT programs and services visit, follow @MCDOTNow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to MCDOT’s “Go Montgomery!” newsletter.

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Release ID: 23-209
Media Contact: Emily DeTitta 240-372-2282
Categories: Transportation