County Executive Invites Residents to Join in Bike to Work Day on May 20

SOURCE: Montgomery County

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 19, 2016 Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett has proclaimed May 20 as Bike to Work Day in Montgomery County, part of a nationwide effort to encourage bicycle commuting. “Many residents have begun bicycling to work and I encourage those who have been considering it to join the fun on Bike to Work Day,” said Leggett. “Through Montgomery County’s bicycle and pedestrian safety programs, we are creating a safer environment for those seeking to commute by bicycle, an alternative that is healthy and economic for individuals and communities.” On Bike to Work Day, there will be twelve pit stops in Montgomery County where bicyclists can gather, learn more about commuting by bike, and even ride as a group. Six of those pit stops will be sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s Commuter Services. Those include: Bethesda, Corner of Woodmont & Bethesda Aves(near Capital Crescent Trail) Pit Stop Time: 6:30 to 9 a.m. North Bethesda – US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 11555 Rockville Pike Pit Stop Time: 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Rockville – Fallsgrove, 14941 Shady Grove Rd. Pit Stop Time: 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Friendship Heights, Wisconsin Place Plaza, 5311 Friendship Blvd, Chevy Chase Pit Stop Time: 6:30 to 9 a.m. Rockville – Town Center,225 N. Washington St. Pit Stop Time: 6:30 to 9 a.m. Silver Spring – Discovery Place, Georgia and Wayne Aves Pit Stop Time: 6:30 to 9 a.m. Altogether, there will be 83 regional pit stop locations in the metropolitan area. # # # Release ID: 16-439 Media Contact: Lorraine Dirscoll 240-777-6507

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