Bike to Work Day

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BIKE BEFORE WORK ON BIKE TO WORK DAY

May is National Bike Month!! Vision Zero Prince George’s and the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) are Prince George’s Proud to celebrate National Bike Month and support Bike to Work Day on May 21st by encouraging cyclists of all abilities to cycle before work on Bike to Work Day. Register for Bike to Work Day at https://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/.

2021 marks the 20th Anniversary of Bike to Work Day in the region. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG), Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) are coordinating approximately 100 Bike to Work Day events across the region including 10 pit stops in Prince George’s County. Bike to Work Day this year will look very different than events in the past. There is an established Covid 19 Plan in place. Social distancing and masks or face coverings are required.  Arrival times will be staggered and there will be no hands-on demonstrations or speakers.

The Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation and the Department of Parks and Recreation of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) are leveraging community networks through the Prince George’s Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Community Advisory Group to co-host a Bike to Work Day Pit Stop in the parking lot of the Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center at 431 Watkins Park Drive in Upper Marlboro. The Bike to Work Day Pit Stop will operate from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM on Friday, May 21st with staggered arrival times.

Bike before work on Bike to Work Day!! The Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center pit stop is adjacent to the Perrywood Elementary School and is accessible to/from existing bike lanes along Watkins Park Drive and by using the paved Watkins Park Trail. Whether commuting to the office or working from home, residents, employees and visitors can register for Bike to Work Day at https://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/ or http://bit.ly/dcbtwd2021 for Bike to Work Day. Those that register for the Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center Pit Stop by May 14th will obtain a free Bike to Work Day t-shirt and a Vision Zero Prince George’s Grab and Go bag!! 

WEBINAR Commuting by Bike: How to Ride Safely in Traffic, on Roadways and Trails

On Tuesday, May 18th, the week of Bike to Work Day, join DPW&T and M-NCPPC at noon for a free webinar on Commuting by Bike: How to Ride Safely in Traffic, on Roadways and Trails. This very informative bike safety webinar is being facilitated by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA). Register for this free webinar at https://waba.org/blog/2021/04/commuting-by-bike-how-to-ride-in-traffic-and-on-trails/

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information, please contact Tiffany Jennings, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager, Prince George’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation at twjennings@co.pg.md.us