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.
Several TPB staff also commuted in by bike
This year we asked people to share their photos in a flickr pool. Here are some of our favorites.
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:
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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.