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Friday, May 20 Events Planned for Towson, Timonium, Catonsville, Owings Mills and White Marsh

On Friday, May 20, hundreds of Baltimore County residents are expected to celebrate national Bike to Work Day. Bike to Work Day (BTWD) rallies are being held in Towson, Timonium, Catonsville, Owings Mills and White Marsh to celebrate those who commute to work by bike, and to encourage others to give it a try.

Rallies will include free early-morning refreshments and giveaways, and those that pre-register at www.Bike2WorkCentralMD.com will also receive Bike to Work Day t-shirts and are eligible to win prizes. New this year, a B2WD after-party will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Handlebar Café, located at 511 S Caroline St, Baltimore, MD 21231. 

Bike to Work Day is an annual event, promoting bicycling as a healthy and enjoyable commute option that eases congestion.  It is managed regionally by the Baltimore Metropolitan Council through collaboration with state agencies, bicycle and pedestrian advocacy groups, cities and counties throughout Central Maryland, committed volunteers and generous sponsors.

Baltimore County government is marking its thirteenth year in sponsoring the local events, which have been steadily growing in number and participants.  The Owings Mills location is in its second year, and is hosted by Edaptive Systems Inc. (400 Red Brook Blvd, Owings Mills, MD 21117). The White Marsh event, in its sixth year, but at a new location, is hosted by Merritt Athletic Club (5301 Campbell Boulevard, White Marsh MD 21236).  The White Marsh event runs from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and features free Gatorade and light refreshments, screenings by Agape physical Therapy, and a raffle for 3-month membership.

“Biking to work is an efficient and fun way to get the exercise you need while commuting to the workplace,” said County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “And, biking rather than driving to work can help reduce the amount of vehicle emissions which are a significant contributor to the region’s ground-level ozone problem.”

For more information, visit http://www.baltometro.org/be-involved/transportation-options/bike/bike-to-work-day  


Part of May’s Clean Commute Month Events

On Friday, May 15, hundreds of Baltimore County residents are expected to celebrate national Bike to Work Day. Bike to Work Day rallies are being held in Towson, Timonium, Catonsville, Owings Mills and White Marsh to celebrate those who commute to work by bike, and to encourage others to give it a try.

Free early-morning refreshments and give-aways will be provided, and those that pre-register online will also receive Bike to Work Day t-shirts and are eligible to win prizes including a new bicycle.

Bike to Work Day is an annual event, promoting bicycling as a healthy and enjoyable commute option that eases congestion. It is managed regionally by the Baltimore Metropolitan Council through collaboration with state agencies, bicycle and pedestrian advocacy groups, cities and counties throughout Central Maryland, committed volunteers and generous sponsors.

An Efficient and Fun Way to Get Exercise

Baltimore County government is marking its twelfth year in sponsoring the local events, which have been steadily growing in number and participants. The Owings Mills location is new this year, hosted by Edaptive Systems Inc. (400 Red Brook Boulevard, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117). The White Marsh event, in its fifth year, is hosted by IKEA White Marsh. Ride participants and pre-registrants who are on their way to work by bike will receive a coupon for breakfast at IKEA.

“Biking to work is an efficient and fun way to get the exercise you need while commuting to the workplace,” said County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “And, biking rather than driving to work can help reduce the amount of vehicle emissions, which are a significant contributor to the region’s ground-level ozone problem.”

More Information

For more information, visit the Baltimore Metropolitan Council website.


 
 

Revised September 26, 2016