The Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) is excited to celebrate the 20th annual Bike to Work Day in the Baltimore region on Friday, May 19, 2017. The celebration will include hundreds of cyclists at more than 30 events in the morning throughout the region.
2017 Bike To Work Day Events
Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
The primary event for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County is:
Downtown Annapolis Market House The Annapolis Market House 7:30 to 9 a.m. 25 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401
There will also be several Pit Stops around Anne Arundel County (listed below):
Annapolis Velo Bike Shop 7 to 8:30 a.m. 436 Chinquapin Round Rd. Annapolis, MD 21401
Arundel Mills Mall 7 to 8:30 a.m. In the parking lot at Arundel Way (near the Best Buy + Old Navy mall entrance)
Bike Doctor of Annapolis 7 to 8:30 a.m. 2020 West St. Annapolis, MD 21401
B&A Trail at Riggs Ave. / Pedal Pushers Bicycle Shop / Big Bean Coffee Shop 7 to 8:30 a.m. 558 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Severna Park, MD 21146
B&A trail at Ranger Station / AA County Recreation and Parks 7 to 8:30 a.m. 51 West Earliegh Heights Severna Park, MD 21146 Rest rooms available!
Fort Meade 7 to 9 a.m. NOTE: Since this pit stop is at an army base, all bikers, who are not a part of the base, must pass through the Demps Visitor Control Center Gate (Gate 3: Reece Rd. & MD Route 175) before entering.
The retail center at the National Business Park 7 to 8:30 a.m. 135 National Business Parkway, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701
All Baltimore City events are 7 to 9 a.m., except where noted. The primary event for the city of Baltimore is:
Baltimore City Department of Transportation Baltimore City Hall 100 Holiday Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 The main event features speakers and free bike safety checks with Race Pace!
In addition, there will be pit stops throughout the city!
Baltimore Bicycle Works 1813 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21201 Located in central Station North near MICA, below Howard Street bridge and North Avenue.
Bikemore 2209 Maryland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218 Bikemore’s bike to work work day station will offer complimentary Charmington’s coffee, free bike safety checks with Race Pace, and a chance to talk about the future of bicycling in Baltimore with Bikemore’s staff
Charm City Circulator 400 Block of E. Pratt Street
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore At the intersection of Pratt Street and Light Street
Impact Hub 10 E North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202
Roland Park with Joes Bike Shop Roland Avenue & Bellemore Road
Maryland State Highway Administration + Merritt Downtown Athletic Club 210 E. Centre Street @ the intersection of Guilford Avenue and E. Monument Street (Back parking lot of the Merritt Club facing Guilford Avenue)
Penn Station with Maryland Transit Administration 1500 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201¬¬ This pit stop, sponsored by the Maryland Transit Administration, will run from 6 to 8 a.m. to meet and greet early morning MARC train bicycle commuters!
Two Wheel Tuesday At the intersection of NE Corner of Maryland Avenue and Chase Street Two Wheel Tuesday hosts weekly checkpoints in the model of B2WD on Tuesday mornings throughout Spring, Summer, and Fall. The checkpoint for B2WD 2017 features locally sourced snacks and a fun photo booth for riders. Two Wheel Tuesday is also teaming up with other checkpoints to offer prizes for riders who attend more than one checkpoint. Stay tuned for more info!
University of Maryland Medical Center Corner of Greene Street and Lombard Street 6:30 to 9 a.m.
Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore / Harbor East Management Corner Central Avenue and Fleet Street (Alicianna Circle)
Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore / Joe’s Bike Shop Base of Pier V by the Pier V Taxi Drive
Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore / Constellation Energy Harbor Point
Baltimore County features several events this year:
Catonsville 6 to 9 a.m. Santa's House/ Fire station 756 Frederick Rd., Catonsville, MD 21228
Timonium 7 to 8:45 a.m. REI Timonium 63 W Aylesbury Rd, Timonium, MD 21093
Towson 7 to 8:45 a.m. Towson Courthouse @ Patriot's Plaza 401 Bosley Ave., Towson, MD 21204
Westminster 12 to 1 p.m. Carroll County Office Building 225 N Center St, Westminster, MD 21157
On Friday, May 19, Harford County will celebrate Bike to Work Day in Bel Air:
Bel Air 7 to 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 19 Harford County Government Building 220 S. Main Street, Bel Air
Harford County will also feature three Bike to Work events on other dates (listed below).
Havre de Grace Get a head start to B2WD from 7 to 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16 Hutchins Park 100 Congress Avenue (at Congress Ave. and Market St.), Havre de Grace
Aberdeen – APG North Employee only event from 7 to 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17 Aberdeen Proving Ground Athletic Center Erie & Raritan Streets, parking lot at adjacent to intersection and the Athletic Center
Aberdeen – APG South Employee only event from 7 to 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23 Freedom Federal Credit Union parking lot 5002 Hoadley Road, APG – EA, MD 21010
We invite your business or organization to sponsor Bike to Work Day. Reach thousands of people in the Baltimore region and show them that your business is working to help reduce traffic congestion, enhance health, and improve the environment. It’s easy, just download and complete the sponsorship form, and send it and a check to the Baltimore Metropolitan Council. Remember you’re your donation is tax-deductible.
Organizing a Bike to Work Day event in your community or workplace
If you would like to organize a Bike to Work Day event at your workplace or in your community, please contact Russ Ulrich at email@example.com or 410-732-9575.
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Why Bike To Work Day?
Bike to Work Day is an event celebrated across the United States each May to encourage and celebrate bicycling to work and promote public awareness of bicycling and bicycle safety.
Locally, B2WD promotes a “clean commute” and is part of the region's Clean Commute Initiative, which begins in April. Late Spring is the start of the ground-level ozone season when we hear about Code Red and Orange Ozone Action Days. On those days, the air is dangerous to breathe – especially for the young and for the elderly. Emissions from single occupancy vehicles contribute significantly to our region's dangerous ozone levels. Bike commuting can improve the air we breathe. Read 5 reasons why employers should love bicycle commuters
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Volunteers wanted to lead convoys!
As part of this event, seasoned commuters step up to lead convoys of riders to locations around the Baltimore area and beyond. It’s a great way to learn more about route planning and bicycle safety, while getting to meet others who enjoy biking to work.