BALTIMORE, MD (Monday, May 15, 2023) – Central Maryland’s 26th annual Bike to Work Week starts today, with events around the region throughout the week leading up to National Bike to Work Day celebrations on Friday, May 19. For the chance to claim free t-shirts and prizes, riders of all levels can still register at BikeToWorkMD.com.
Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) works with local partners around the region to organize Bike to Work Week programs promoting the benefits of biking, raising bike safety awareness and building a connected community of cyclists in the region.
“Bike to Work has rebounded from the pandemic in a big way,” says BMC Executive Director Mike Kelly. “We are so excited to be gathering, gearing up and riding together again.”
This year’s program includes live Pit Stop events in Annapolis, Arbutus, Bel Air, Catonsville, Columbia, Towson, Westminster and several locations in Baltimore City. Mayor Brandon Scott, BMC Executive Director Mike Kelly and others will speak at a press conference at City Hall commemorating National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19 at 9 a.m.
Pit Stops will include refreshments, bicycle safety tips and maintenance support, remarks from local leaders and more. Registrants can also claim a free t-shirt at more than 30 bike shop Pickup Spots around the region. Find more details about Pit Stops and Pickup Spots near you at BikeToWorkMD.com, or check out this interactive map:
In 2023, we’re not just biking to work. Consider biking anywhere – school, the store, your neighborhood library or park. Everyone is welcome to join the Bike to Work festivities, especially if you haven’t biked in a while. For your health, for your wallet and for clean air, bike there.
Follow @Bike2WorkMD on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates, and tag your biking pics and clips #BTWD2023 to help spread the word! Plus, tell your family, friends and co-workers so they can claim a free t-shirt. Registrants will be automatically eligible to win one of seven $100 gift cards from the participating bike shop of their choice.
Bike to Work Central MD is supported by the generous sponsorship of the Baltimore City Department of Transportation, Downtown Columbia Partnership, Anne Arundel County Commuter Crew, Clean Air Partners, Go Howard, Baltimore and Carroll County Rideshare, Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland, Bike HoCo, Maryland Department of Transportation, Columbia Association, Harford Transit LINK and Harford County Public Library, as well as media partner WBAL-TV.
Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) works collaboratively with the chief elected officials in the region to create initiatives to improve quality of life and economic vitality. As the Baltimore region’s council of governments, BMC hosts the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) and supports local government by coordinating efforts in a range of policy areas including emergency preparedness, housing, cooperative purchasing, environmental planning and workforce development.
BMC operates its programs and services without regard to race, color or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other applicable laws. Appropriate services can be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities or those in need of language assistance who submit a request at least seven days prior to a meeting. Call 410- 732-0500. Dial 7-1-1 or 800-735-2258 to initiate a TTY call through Maryland Relay. Si se necesita información de Título VI en español, llame al 410-732-0500.