Celebrate Bike to Work Day | News Release | City of Alexandria

City of Alexandria to Celebrate Bike to Work Day on May 19

For Immediate Release: May 9, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 5.50.27 PM.pngOn Friday, May 19, the City of Alexandria will celebrate the annual National Bike To Work Day to promote bicycle commuting as an affordable, efficient, and environmentally-friendly way to get to work.  Alexandria residents will be among the thousands of area commuters cycling to work and participating in special events around the city and throughout the region.

Participants can register at www.alexandriava.gov/GOAlex for activities at one of four Alexandria pit stops:

  • Old Town/Market Square (301 King St.), from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.
  • Del Ray (2704 Mt. Vernon Ave.), from 6 to 9 a.m.
  • Carlyle (300 John Carlyle St.), from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.
  • Mark Center (directly across from 4825 Mark Center Dr.), from 7 to 9 a.m.

GO Alex, the City’s resource for transportation alternatives, will sponsor the Market Square/City Hall pit stop. This year, the Market Square stop will feature a bus or trolley that cyclists can use to practice loading and unloading their bikes; games and giveaways; and a chance to win prizes donated by local businesses and sponsors, including DASH, Port City Brewing Company, Bicycle Pro Shop, Massage by Marc, Spokes Etc., and Wheel Nuts Bike Shop. Free refreshments will be provided by Bruegger’s Bagels, Sugar Shack, Trader Joe’s, Misha’s, Harris Teeter and MOM’s Organic Market.

Bike to Work Day is free and open to all commuters throughout the city, but registration is required. Cyclists who register before May 12 will receive a free T-shirt, water bottle and an opportunity to win prizes.

For more information about Alexandria’s Bike to Work Day events, visit www.alexandriava.gov/GOAlex or call 703.746.4084.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail geralyn.taylor@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.4084, Virginia Relay 711.

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