City of Alexandria Invites Participation in Bike to Work Day on May 17

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City of Alexandria Invites Participation in Bike to Work Day on May 17

For Immediate Release: May 6, 2019

The City of Alexandria encourages the community to participate in National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17. The annual event invites the public to consider bicycle commuting as an affordable, efficient and environmentally friendly way of getting to work.

Alexandria residents will be among the thousands of area commuters who celebrate Bike to Work Day by cycling to work and participating in special events around the city and throughout the region.

Participants can register at biketoworkmetrodc.org for activities at one of five Alexandria “pit stops:”

  • Market Square/City Hall (301 King St.), from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.
  • Carlyle (300 John Carlyle St.), from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.
  • Del Ray (2704 Mt. Vernon Ave.), from 6 to 9 a.m.
  • Fairlington Centre (1711 Centre Plaza), from 6:30 to 9 a.m.
  • Mark Center North Parking Garage (across from 4825 Mark Center Drive), from 7 to 9 a.m.

The City-sponsored pit stop at Market Square will feature giveaways, free refreshments, a chance to win prizes donated by local businesses and sponsors, and a DASH bus that cyclists can use to practice loading and unloading their bikes.

Bike to Work Day is free and open to all commuters, but registration is required. The first 20,000 cyclists who register will receive a free t-shirt and be entered in a regional raffle to win a variety of prizes, including a new bicycle.

Bike to Work Day is part of the City’s observance of National Bike Month. Other activities include Bike to School Day on May 9 and a variety of rides happening around Alexandria during the month.

For more information about National Bike Month and Alexandria’s Bike to Work Day events, visit alexandriava.gov/GOAlex.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact geralyn.taylor@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.4084, Virginia Relay 711.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/109671.

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