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DDOT Invites District Commuters to Participate in Bike to Work Day 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts

Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, [email protected]
Maura Danehey – (202) 306-1668, [email protected]

(Washington, DC) - The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) invites all, from seasoned cyclists to interested newbies, to participate in Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19.

Bike to Work Day is a regional event run in partnership by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. More than 18,000 people are expected to participate in this year’s event. The goal: To celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work.

“Bike to Work Day participation has been growing steadily over the years, and we are excited to be a part of this popular regional event,” said Leif Dormsjo, DDOT Director. “The District has more than 145 miles of bike lanes and trails for residents, commuters, and visitors to ride on and explore. Each individual who participates in Bike to Work Day is helping the District reduce single-occupancy vehicle use and congestion.”

DDOT will host a pit stop in Anacostia, and the goDCgo team will be on site from 7 am to 9 am to greet cyclists. DDOT staff will also be at Freedom Plaza, the District’s flagship pit stop. At each pit stop in the District, staff will hand out giveaways, information about active transportation options, and goDCgo’s new DC Bike Map 2017.

For those without personal bicycles, Capital Bikeshare offers a $2 single trip fare. Walk up to any Capital Bikeshare kiosk, and follow the on-screen instructions to purchase a single, 30-minute trip.

For more information, and to register for Bike to Work Day, visit https://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/. To learn more about Capital Bikeshare, visit https://www.capitalbikeshare.com/. For more about sustainable transportation options in the District region, visit http://www.godcgo.com/.

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment.  Follow us on Twitter for transportation-related updates and more; like us on Facebook and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.gov. Visit goDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.