Rain or Shine, Baltimore County to Celebrate Bike to Work Day
Towson, Maryland (May 21, 2014) – On Friday, May 30, 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 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 will also receive Bike to Work Day t-shirts and are eligible to win prizes.
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.
Benefits and Perks
Baltimore County government is marking its eleventh year in sponsoring the local events, which have been steadily growing in number and participants. The Timonium location is new this year. Hosted by REI Timonium, this "Pit Stop" location will feature a technician to provide minor repairs and adjustments. The White Marsh event, in its fourth 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. There will also be a drawing for a free bike at this rally.
"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."
Find more information about Bike to Work Day, scheduled events, resource guides and registration links.