BALTIMORE, MD (Friday, May 13, 2022) – The Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) is excited for the start of the 25th annual Bike to Work celebration in the Baltimore region. Nearly 1,500 riders from Annapolis to Aberdeen and Columbia to Towson have already registered to meet up at more than 35 locations or events. “BMC is proud to coordinate this important event for the region. For 25 years we have worked with our local leaders and jurisdictions to promote biking as a healthy commuting option and to raise awareness for the safety of our fellow riders. We are anticipating a strong return of the expanded Bike to Work Week as we continue to emerge from the pandemic,” said Mike Kelly, executive director of BMC.
Community members from around the Baltimore region are invited to take part in Bike to Work Week 2022 scheduled for Monday, May 16 - Sunday, May 22. Registration is still open by visiting BiketoWorkMD.com.
Participants who register and ride can pick up a free t-shirt at over twenty area bike shops (quantities limited) and have a chance to win prizes including, daily giveaways of gift certificates to local bike shops and a $500 grand prize.
Bike rides to any location are eligible for Bike to Work Week 2022. Consider biking to the store, the playground, around your neighborhood, to work, or school. Explore your community to enjoy the beautiful spring blooms!
Please share pictures and posts with us on social media by using #BTWW2022 and tagging us on Facebook @Bike2WorkCentralMD and Twitter @bike2workmd. For our health, for your wallet, and for clean air, BIKE THERE!
Bike to Work Week is supported by donations from generous sponsors: Anne Arundel County Commuter Crew, Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT), Baltimore and Carroll County Rideshare, Clean Air Partners (CAP), Columbia Association (CA), Downtown Columbia Partnership (DTC), Go Howard, Harford County Public Library (HCPL), Harford Transit LINK, Joe’s Bike Shop, Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland (RTA), Trek Bicycle Corporation, and media sponsor WBAL-TV.
About Bike to Work Week
The Baltimore Metropolitan Council, and its members, organize an annual Bike to Work celebration in the region. Bike to Work Week is a campaign that celebrates bicycling as a healthy commuting option while promoting public awareness of its safety and environmental benefits. Bike to Work Week helps raise awareness of the rules of the road for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists, and also highlights the need to improve bicycle facilities to improve safety.
The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board 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.
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The Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) works collaboratively with the chief elected officials in the region to create initiatives to improve our quality of life and economic vitality. BMC, as the Baltimore region’s council of governments, hosts the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB), the federal metropolitan planning organization (MPO), 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’s Board of Directors includes the executives of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties, the mayor of the City of Baltimore, a member of the Carroll County and Queen Anne’s County boards of commissioners, a member of the Maryland State Senate, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, and a gubernatorial appointee from the private sector.