Highlights from a gorgeous #BTWD2016

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Bike to Work Day in DC... and sun! by gypsybug on Flickr
Bike to Work Day in DC… and sun! by gypsybug on Flickr

Beautiful weather greeted bike commuters for Bike to Work Day 2016 on Friday, May 20. More than 17,000 people registered to take part in the event that encourages people to give bike-commuting a try.

The annual event is a partnership between the TPB’s Commuter Connections program, and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA). A total of 83 pit stops around the region greeted riders with snacks, bike-related giveaways, t-shirts, bike tune-ups, and more.

Riders shared pictures and their experiences via social media, showing what is was like to ride to work and to take part in events at pit stops. Here are some photos we collected from our staff, participants, pit stop managers, and more.

Board members and elected officials from around the region encouraged their constituents by visiting pit stops, and some joined in the bike commute.

Board member Charles Allen with a pit stop sponsor at Eastern Market
Board member Charles Allen with a pit stop sponsor at Eastern Market
Board member Elissa Silverman at Freedom Plaza
Board member Elissa Silverman at Freedom Plaza
College Park Mayor Patrick Wojahn sporting his BTWD t-shirt
College Park Mayor Patrick Wojahn sporting his BTWD 2016 t-shirt

 

Several TPB staff also commuted in by bike

TPB staff director, Kanti Srikanth, visits Fairfax County DOT staff at the Burke VRE pit stop.
TPB staff director, Kanti Srikanth, visits Fairfax County DOT staff at the Burke VRE pit stop.
Steve Walz and Bob Griffiths BTWD completed- smaller
COG environmental program director Steve Walz and deputy TPB staff director Bob Griffiths shortly after arriving at the office.

 

This year we asked people to share their photos in a flickr pool. Here are some of our favorites.

#BikeToWorkDay2016 in Historic Anacostia DC by Payton Chung on Flickr
#BikeToWorkDay2016 in Historic Anacostia DC by Payton Chung on Flickr
@bikeypsyche @edbikesdc and Arlingtonrider by Rootchopper on flickr
@bikeypsyche @edbikesdc and Arlingtonrider by Rootchopper on flickr
Bike to Work Day Shirt by Joe Flood on Flickr
Bike to Work Day Shirt by Joe Flood on Flickr

Want to see more pictures from around the region? Check out our Facebook album!

 

We also had a first-time BTWD participant on our staff.

Our chief travel forecaster, Ron Milone, gave bike-commuting a try for the first time ever this year. Ron cycled 18 miles from his home in Rockville to our offices near Union Station in DC. We followed Ron on his journey. Here are some highlights from #Rons1stBTWD:

Read the story of how Ron decided to take part in this year’s Bike to Work Day. And stay tuned to read about what Ron thought of the experience.

ICYMI: May 18 TPB meeting
Alexandria honored Ron Kirby with a memorial plaque and ceremony