Bike to Work Day Pit Stop Features Giveaways, Prizes

SOURCE: Gaithersburg City of Maryland

Posted: May 09, 2016 Bike to Work Day Cycling to work is an increasingly popular way to make your daily commute. On Friday, May 20, 2016 the City of Gaithersburg will host one of more than 80 Pit Stops throughout the D.C. region as part of Bike to Work Day, hosted by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. The Gaithersburg Pit Stop is located at the corner of MD Route 119 (Great Seneca Highway) and Orchard Ridge Drive. Register in advance at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org to qualify for a free t-shirt. Then cycle over to the Gaithersburg Pit Stop from 7 to 9 a.m. on May 20 for refreshments, entertainment and the chance to win some great raffle prizes. Participating businesses include Drink More Water, Zengo Cycles, Whole Foods – Kentlands, Pinky & Pepe’s Grape Escape, Potomac Deli, Performance Bicycle, Not Your Average Joe’s, Integrated Environmental Management, Inc., Growlers, Giant Food, Fleet Feet Sports, Cold Stone Creamery, Coal Fire Pizza, Bark! Pawsitive Petfood, &Pizza, and Cava Mezza Grill. The League of American Bicyclists began Bike to Work Day as part of Bike Month in 1956. It has grown into a widespread advocacy event with riders taking to the streets nationwide to encourage fellow commuters to try bicycling as a healthy and safe alternative to driving alone. In the Metropolitan Washington region, Bike to Work Day has grown from just a few hundred participants in 2001 to more than 17,500 last year. For more information on the Gaithersburg Pit Stop visit http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/archives/2473

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