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Bethesda Celebrates Bike To Work Day

by Aaron Kraut — May 17, 2013 at 11:41 am 1 Comment

Bethesda Transportation Solutions had more than 600 people register for its Bike To Work Day festivities on Woodmont Avenue this morning, one of many local “pit-stops” around the area today.

The 13th annual event is meant to encourage bicycle commuting. Getting commuters out of congestion-creating single-occupancy cars and using other forms of transportation is the objecctive for Bethesda Transportation Solutions, a division of the Bethesda Urban Partnership.

District 16 Delegates Ariana Kelly and Susan Lee presented a proclamation from the state of Maryland celebrating the event, which included a bike raffle from Griffin Cycle (4949 Bethesda Ave.), on-site bike registration from Montgomery County Police, and giveaways and information from bike organizations such as the Washington Area Bicyclist Association.

Comptroller Peter Franchot made an appearance. County Councilmember Roger Berliner (D-Bethesda) and Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services director Ken Hartman presented a Montgomery County proclamation recognizing Bike To Work Day.

BTS also presented two bike commuters with a “Bicycle Spirit Award.”

  • alco

    Glad to see the county trying to encourage biking not just for exercise, but for transportation. However, the best way to do this would be to create more bike lanes, so that I don’t feel like I’m risking my life while going for a bike ride around Bethesda!

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