Just on the heels of being named as the top walking city in Virginia, Alexandria will recognize national Bike to Work day on Friday, May 16th. Thousands of cyclists across the area will celebrate bicycle commuting as an affordable, efficient and environmentally friendly way of getting to work. It will also demonstrate that the region’s transportation network makes cycling in Alexandria and the greater Washington metropolitan area a feasible and safe travel option.
More than 20 “pit stops” will be available to the commuter cyclists. In Alexandria, the pit stop will take place from 6:30am to 8:30am at Market Square in the heart of Old Town (301 King Street). Cyclists will receive free food, beverages and a variety of services from local businesses and sponsors. A Metrobus will be on hand for cyclists to practice loading and unloading their bikes. Bikes are also permitted on Metro trains.
Alexandria participants will have a chance to win several grand prizes as part of a raffle that will take place at 8:00am. Those prizes include:
- Jannis Commuter 3 bike, courtesy of Wheel Nuts Bike Shop
- Free weekend night stay at the new Hotel Monaco, courtesy of Hotel Monaco
- Complete Performance Overall tune up gift, courtesy of Wheel Nuts Bike Shop
- $100 dining gift certificate, courtesy of HSBC bank
So what are you waiting for? Shimmy into your riding shorts, strap on your cleats, grab your helmet and let’s get going!