What Is Your Elected Official Doing for Bike to Work Day?
WABA reached out to elected officials in our jurisdictions—D.C., Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, the city of Alexandria, Arlington County, and Fairfax County—to find out what they’re planning to do to celebrate Bike to Work Day. Here’s who we heard back from: D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser and her Bike With Muriel riding team will hit a number of pit stops, beginning at the Capital Bikeshare station at 14th and Upshur streets and ending at Freedom Plaza. See more information and the route on Facebook here. Councilmember Jim Graham and Legislative Assistant John DeTaeye support Bike to Work Day, despite neither owning bikes. Mayor Vince Gray is slated to speak at Freedom Plaza. Councilmember Tommy Wells will be leading the Tour de Tommy, beginning at Triangle Park at Champlain and Euclid streets in Adams Morgan and ending at Freedom Plaza. See more information on Facebook here. Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin will be at the Discovery Communications pit stop between 8 and 8:30 a.m. Councilmember Hans Riemer will be greeting constituents, giving remarks, and mingling at the National Institute of Health pit stop at 8 a.m. Alexandria Councilmember Justin Wilson will be on the trails, riding to work. Arlington County Board Member Chris Zimmerman will be at the Crystal City pit stop. Fairfax County Three staffers from Supervisor John W. Foust’s Dranesville District office will bike to work. Two are already regular bike commuters. Did we miss your plans? Let us know! Email firstname.lastname@example.org. And feel free to send photos or recaps even after Bike to Work Day has ended. This year’s Bike to Work Day will be the biggest yet. Over 13,000 people have registered, surpassing last year’s record of 12,000. We’re aiming for 14,000 registrants. You can still register—and when you do, you can join WABA or renew your membership at a discount, $25.