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Celebrating Bike to Work Day
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Celebrating Bike to Work Day

The pit stop at Market Square in Old Town is a busy hub on Bike to Work Day.

The pit stop at Market Square in Old Town is a busy hub on Bike to Work Day. Photo by Mike Salmon.

The City of Alexandria will celebrate the annual National Bike To Work Day on Friday, May 19 to promote bicycle commuting as an affordable, efficient, and environmentally-friendly way to get to work. Alexandria residents will be among the thousands of area commuters cycling to work and participating in special events around the city and throughout the region.

Participants can register at www.alexandriava.gov/GOAlex for activities at one of four Alexandria pit stops:

  • Old Town/Market Square (301 King St.), from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.

  • Del Ray (2704 Mt. Vernon Ave.), from 6 to 9 a.m.

  • Carlyle (300 John Carlyle St.), from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.

  • Mark Center (directly across from 4825 Mark Center Dr.), from 7 to 9 a.m.

GO Alex, the city’s resource for transportation alternatives, will sponsor the Market Square/City Hall pit stop. This year, the Market Square stop will feature a bus or trolley that cyclists can use to practice loading and unloading their bikes; games and giveaways; and a chance to win prizes donated by local businesses and sponsors, including DASH, Port City Brewing Company, Bicycle Pro Shop, Massage by Marc, Spokes Etc., and Wheel Nuts Bike Shop. Free refreshments will be provided by Bruegger’s Bagels, Sugar Shack, Trader Joe’s, Misha’s, Harris Teeter and MOM’s Organic Market.

For more information about Alexandria’s Bike to Work Day events, visit www.alexandriava.gov/GOAlex or call 703-746-4084.