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Bike to Work Day is this Friday

Bike to Work Day is next Friday, May 20 from 6:30 am to 8:30am at our City Hall plaza! Register at https://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/register for our pit stop to get a free t-shirt! The City wll have some goodies so come and bike by!

Bike to Work Day – May 21, 2021

The Washington, DC region’s 20th Anniversary Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 21, 2021.
Even if you’ll still be working from home in May, get exercise by biking to a T-shirt Pickup Point (pit stop at Duvall Field) and then back home to work for the day.
The first 15,000 who register and arrive at a pit stop by bike will receive a free T-shirt. Use this link to register: https://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/register.

Bike to Work Day is Around the Corner. Register Today!

If you haven’t already registered, Bike to Work Day is May 17! The City will once again host our Pit Stop in front of City Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Register for free at biketoworkmetrodc.org

f you’re one of the 20,000 to register, you can get a free t-shirt.

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Bike to Work Day is Back!

On Friday, May 17, 2019, join new riders and veteran bicycle commuters in a celebration of biking as a fun, healthy way to get to work. Drop by the City Hall pit stop on your way to work for food, beverages, fun, and prizes!

Be sure to register early – the first 20,000 to sign up across the region will be guaranteed a free t-shirt.

For more information and to register, please click here

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Registration is Now Open for Bike to Work Day!

Get out your bicycles, because on Friday, May 18, the City of College Park invites you to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work with Bike to Work Day!

Take a break at the City Hall pit stop on your way to work for food, beverages, fun, and prizes. Register now, it’s free! Be one of the first 20,000 to register region-wide and receive a free T-shirt.

For more information or to register, please visit http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/. For the City’s Facebook event page, please click here.

Bike to Work Day – This Friday

What: Bike to Work Day
When: Friday, May 19 from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Where: City Hall, 4500 Knox Road

Get out your bicycles, because on Friday May 19, the City of College Park invites you to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work!Take a break at the City Hall pit stop on your way to work for food, beverages, fun, and prizes. Register now, it’s free! Be one of the first 16,000 to register region-wide and receive a free T-shirt.

For more information or to register, please visit http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/

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Bike to Work Day – This Friday

 

FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 a.m. 
MAKE A PIT STOP IN
THE PARKING LOT OF  
CITY HALL, 4500 KNOX ROAD,
COLLEGE PARK

   


Please join us for Bike to Work Day.
We’ll have food, refreshments, a free T-shirt* and prizes, information
about biking in the area and bike mechanics to inspect your ride!
Sign up at http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org and select  
College Park City Hall as your pit-stop.  
 
*We can only guarantee T-shirts to people who have pre-registered online.

For more information contact:  
Steve Beavers, Community Development Coordinator
City of College Park, 240-487-3541, sbeavers@collegeparkmd.gov.

Bike to Work Day, Tomorrow

Please plan to join the Bike to Work Day at City Hall on May 16th from 6:30am – 9:00am. Folding bikes are easy to store and a great way to get exercise when you travel.

Its sure to be great fun for everyone. The event’s organizers will have food, refreshments, raffle prizes, giveaways & FREE T-shirts.

Be sure to sign up right now at http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org and select College Park City Hall as your pit-stop.

Organizers can only guarantee T-shirts to people who have pre-registered online.

They could also use a few volunteers, so if you’re willing to help out, please contact: Steve Beavers at sbeavers@collegeparkmd.gov

Sponsors play an important role in supporting Bike to Work Day, and this year’s major sponsors include: Marriott International, REI, ICF International, BicycleSPACE, Bike Arlington, Capital Bikeshare, City of Alexandria, Twinbrook Urban by Nature, and Whole Foods Market.
Commuter Connections and WABA encourage new and experienced bicyclists to prepare for the event by utilizing the resources found on the following websites:

· Learn more about bike commuting: For tips on bicycling to work, check out the “Bicycling to Work in the Washington Area” available through Commuter Connections at: www.commuterconnections.org/commuters/bicycling/

· Ride with others in a commuter convoy: Commuter convoys on Bike to Work Day will be led by experienced bicycle commuters, and many routes are available. Find a convoy near you at: www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/join-a-convoy

· Brush up on cycling skills: Participate in a Commuting Seminar or Confident City Cycling Classes to learn how to safely share the road with cars, other bikes, and pedestrians: http://www.waba.org/education/adult.php.

 

Bike to Work Day, this Friday, May 17

Bike to Work Day has grown into a widespread event with countless bicyclists taking to the streets nationwide in an effort to get commuters to try bicycling to work as a healthy and safe alternative to driving alone. In the Metropolitan Washington region, Bike to Work Day has grown from a small group of a few hundred in 2001 to over 12,000 participants in 2012. This year the annual Bike to Work Day will be held on Friday, May 17th. Rain or shine!

Registration for the metropolitan Washington region’s annual Bike to Work Day 2013 on Friday, May 17 is now open at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org. This year’s Bike to Work Day will be bigger than ever with more than a dozen new pit stops added, for a total of 72 in the region — District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia – offering cyclists refreshments, entertainment and giveaways as part of the celebration. Bike to Work Day, organized by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), prompts thousands of area commuters to bicycle to work to highlight and promote this clean commute option.

“Bike to Work Day is a great way to promote bicycling as an alternative to driving alone to work. Ten percent of BTWD participants reported that they started cycling to work after participating in their first BTWD event,” said Nicholas Ramfos, Director of Commuter Connections. “And it encourages those who already bike, to do it more often. More than 20 percent of BTWD participants say cycling is now a regular part of their commutes.”

Last year there were 12,700 registrants, and coordinators expect registration will again break records as novice and experienced cyclists join together to celebrate bicycling as a fun, healthy and wallet-friendly commute alternative. The first 12,000 registrants will receive free Bike to Work Day t-shirts made by the top screen printing company at the pit stop of their choice and become eligible to win great prizes such as Jamis bicycles. Registration and event details including pit stop locations, sponsor information and how to join a convoy are at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.

There will be great events with “pit stops” in many places around the D.C. area. There will be one at College Park City Hall. The pit stops have free food, bike repairs, raffles, and other exciting activities.

Bike to Workday, Tomorrow

Bike To Work Day, 2011

I know I’m a bit late in posting this. Tomorrow is the annual “Bike-to-Work” Day. I’m going to try going to my work in DC tomorrow. I know it will be a fun experiment!

The Bike-to-Work Day is organized by WABA ( the Washington Area Bicyclist Association) and Commuter Connections every year to join thousands of area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work!

WABA’s website says “Meet up with your neighbors at one of 49 regional pit stops, ride to work with an experienced commuter convoy and wear your FREE Bike to Work Day t-shirt at work with pride. Help the Washington region become a better place to ride.”

Bike to Work Day is a FREE event and open to all area commuters.  There will be a raffle prizes, food, drink and more at all pit

There are great resources on the WABA website for route planning. Google Maps also provides directions for traveling by bicycle using bike lanes, trails and route while avoiding hills and traffic!

Also consider joining a commuter convoy from your neighborhood.

While planning your route, be sure to stop by pit stops for snacks, waters, high-fives and fun! If this is your first time riding, try a practice run of your route before the big day on the weekend when the roads are quieter.

Good Neighbor Day – Sat. Nov. 12 from 8:30 to 12 – Register Now – Need YOU!

The 2022 Good Neighbor Day Registration is waiting for you to sign up! This year’s experience includes:

  • Record breaking options 40 service projects addressing sustainability, food insecurity, education, social justice, and the aging population.
  • We also have 6 workshops including an exciting board game and a thought provoking exhibit from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, three essential presentations on addressing mental health in our communities, and a fun, hands-on class for adults who want to learn how to ride a bike.
  • Annual Food Drive and Terps Against Hunger Meal Packing at IKEA.
  • Student Service Learning (SSL) Hours granted by MNCPPC- Parks & Recreation – Key partner
  • Opportunity to build connections with neighboring communities and explore possibilities beyond Good Neighbor Day.

Join us on Saturday, November 12 from 8:30 AM until Noon to serve our community and foster positive relationships.

The event is rain or shine! Registration will close at Noon on Thursday, November 10. Share widely.

Scrap Tire Amnesty Day

Get rid of your old scrap tires on September 17, 2022 between 8am – 1pm! This event welcomes the collection of car, bike, trick, and agricultural tires from Prince George’s County residents.

County residents in the northern area can bring tires to North County Public Works Salt Dome at 11900 Montgomery Rd. Beltsville, MD 20705

There is a 10 tire limit per vehicle, and multiple trips are not allowed for individuals or vehicles. No commercial vehicles allowed.

For more information, visit environment.mypgc.us or contact PGC 311.

Save the Date! Maryland Gubernatorial Transportation Forum – Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Maryland Gubernatorial Transportation Forum
Wed, April 20, 2022

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Sponsored by Bikemore in Action in partnership with Transit Choices, the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance and The Real News Network.
Participating Candidates: Rushern Baker, Peter Franchot, Tom Perez.
Eligible but not participating: Wes Moore.

Details coming soon on how to participate and watch. We will also provide an opportunity to crowdsource questions for the candidates.

· Transportation is the #1 source of climate pollution in Maryland and in the U.S.
· Transportation is the leading factor in multi-generational poverty.
· Transportation is the 3rd largest category of State of Maryland spending after education and Medicare, but a category over which the Governor has tremendous discretion.

Hear from leading gubernatorial candidates about their visions for Maryland’s transportation future.

Bikemore in Action set a 10 percent polling threshold, plus completion of a written questionnaire, for participation.

City Asks County to Build Sidewalks and Bike Lanes on Rhode Island Avenue North of College Park

Last week, I asked the Council to send a letter to Prince George’s County requesting funding for sidewalks and bike lanes on Rhode Island Avenue from Paducah Road to Sunnyside Avenue. This segment of Rhode Island Avenue is an essential link between the neighborhoods of the City of College Park and the commercial and business district in Beltsville. But unfortunately, it is lacking in proper shoulders, sidewalks, drainage, and bikes lanes.

Many pedestrians, walkers, and bicyclists travel this segment of Rhode Island Avenue every day for work, shopping, and exercise. The roadway in its current condition is not very safe for pedestrians. The shoulders of the existing roadway are narrow and overgrown. There is an inadequate separation between vehicles and pedestrians. Vehicles are required to cross the center lane when passing pedestrians.

The County initiated 3 related improvements for Rhode Island Ave. in 2003. the county was able to get the first phase completed around 2007, which involved signalizing the Edgewood intersection. Unfortunately, before it could move on to phase 2, the fiscal crisis interceded and many capital projects had to be deferred.

At this point, DPWT will be transferring control of Rhode Island Ave. in the City limits to College Park. This transfer will eliminate the need for the capital budget to upgrade phase 2 of the project. The part of phase 3 (up to Paducah) will also be taken over by College Park. College Park City Council will appreciate prioritizing what remains of phase 3 (Paducah to Route 1) in the upcoming capital budget program.

At last night’s meeting, the Council approved this letter to “support the extension of sidewalks and bike lanes along Rhode Island Avenue from Paducah Road to Sunnyside Avenue”. The letter recognizes that College Park is a walkable community and for this reason, we support the needed improvements to Rhode Island Avenue to enhance the safe movement of pedestrians between the neighborhoods and the commercial area.

The County’s budget process is well underway and it’s important we ask the County to add a budget for this important improvement. Please write to CM Dernoga (email: tedernoga@co.pg.md.us ), the County Council (email: clerkofthecouncil@co.pg.md.us), and the Acting DPW&T Director Martin Harris (email:  mlharris@co.pg.md.us)

Car Free Day – This Weekend

In the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Car Free Day 2019 will be celebrated:

Saturday, September 21 through
Monday, September 23, 2019.
Bike, Bus, Rideshare, Train, or Walk
One, Two, or all Three Days.
Take the pledge, even if you’re already car free.

Car Free Day is a worldwide event that encourages greener methods of travel; meaning ways to get around other than driving alone by car. Commuter Connections hosts Car Free Day in the Washington, DC region to bring awareness to the benefits of travel options such as transit, bicycling and walking; and also telework for people who can work from home. Carpooling and vanpooling count too, we call that “car-lite” since they are both lighter on the wallet and the environment than driving alone in a car.

Reduce your Carbon Footprint

Using more sustainable ways to get around helps reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion. The more people who travel using bicycles, buses, trains, carpools and vanpools, the fewer pollutants are released into the atmosphere.