Bike to Work Day is being celebrated on Friday, May 18 from 6:30-9:00 a.m. at the Reston Town Center Pavilion. The main purpose of the event is to encourage new riders to commute by bike for a day and to reward those who already commute by bike. Many new bike commuters find that biking to work is easier than they think. Bike commuting is also an easy way to get a workout while avoiding the hassles of sitting in congested traffic. Taking short trips by bike is inexpensive and often can be a faster way to get around, as we showed last year at the Bike/Car/Bus Challenge.
Cyclists who attend the event at the Town Center Pavilion will be treated to a free breakfast courtesy of Great Harvest Bread Company, Community Canteen, and Whole Foods Market. The Bike Lane mechanics will be there to check over your bike and answer your bike maintenance questions. Check out a video of highlights from previous Reston Bike to Work Day events at The Bike Lane booth.
Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling (FABB) has organized another bike locker giveaway this year. Enter to win a free bike locker for a year at one of three Fairfax County Park & Ride lots or the Reston Town Center Transit Center donated by Fairfax County and the Reston Town Center Association.
Local bike organizations such as FABB, Reston Bike Club, and Friends of the W&OD Trail will also be there along with reps from Reston Association, LINK, the Y, and Tour de Cure. Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins and RA President Ken Knueven will address the crowd at 8 a.m.
You can register online and get a free t-shirt or register the day of the event. Why not try biking for a day. If you're not sure about the best route to take check out the County Bicycle Route Map or use Google Map bike directions. Come celebrate the joys of traveling by bike on Friday.