Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 17, 2019
Keep your car parked, hop on a bike, and celebrate bicycling as a fun, healthy, and sustainable way to get around on Bike to Work Day! Meet up with your neighbors, coworkers, and first timers at one of the 115 regional pit stops to jump start your Friday with some fun.
Bike to Work Day is a FREE event and open to all area commuters whether you’re new to riding or ride every day. Arlington hosts a bustling 10 pit stops around the County (morning and afternoon) to make it easy for you to join the fun no matter which route you ride. Register at the pit stop most convenient to you and receive the infamous Bike to Work Day t-shirt.
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Each pit stop offers a unique experience and gives participants an opportunity to snag some giveaways, get a bike tune up, mingle with area businesses and organizations, and enjoy some tunes from our favorite DJs.
You’re welcome to visit one stop or multiple stops throughout the day, but remember to pick up your t-shirt at the pit stop where you’re registered. Giveaways are available on a first come, first serve basis. The event is rain or shine. Start your registration.
3924 Wilson Blvd
6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
The pit stop is hosted by BikeArlington and Spokes Etc.
2503 Columbia Pike
6:30 – 9:00 a.m.
The pit stop is hosted by BikeArlington and Arlington Transportation Partners.
4200 Campbell Street
6:30 – 9:00 a.m.
New District Brewing
2709 S Oakland St
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
The pit stop is hosted by BikeArlington and New District Brewery Company.
East Falls Church Metro Station
2001 N Sycamore St
6:30 – 9:00 a.m.
The pit stop is hosted by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
Crystal City Water Park
1750 Crystal Drive
7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
This pit stop is hosted by the Crystal City BID.
Herbert R. Temple Jr. Army National Guard Readiness Center
111 S George Mason
6:30 – 10:30 a.m.
This pit stop is hosted by Herbert R. Temple Jr. Army National Guard Readiness Center (TARC).
Mount Vernon Trail
George Washington Memorial Parkway (north of Ronald Reagan Airport)
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The pit stop is hosted by the National Parks Service.
1. Plan your route to (and from) work
There are some great resources that can be used for route planning, including:
BikeArlington Maps: Arlington County’s Bike Map will introduce you to the County’s bicycle network of trails, bike lanes, and bike routes and the Comfort Map highlights the most stress-free routes to get around Arlington.
Google Maps: For the techies, Google Maps provides directions for traveling by bicycle using bike lanes, trails, and routes while avoiding hills and traffic.
Commuter Convoys: Consider joining a convoy to ride with a group of people and stop by pit stops for snacks, water, and high-fives along the way.
Multiple Transportation Options: If you’re commute is longer than you’d prefer to bike or you’re concerned about safety, consider biking to the Metro or snag a seat on a bus. Don’t worry, your bike will have a place to rest as well.
2. Prep for Your Ride
If this is your first time or you’re still trying to get the hang of bike commuting, here’s a few things to keep in mind:
- Practice your route before the big day by doing a trial run on a weekend when the roads are quieter.
- Bring a change of clothes so you will feel fresh at work.
- Protect your beautiful brain by wearing a helmet.
- Bring a bike lock. We’ve compiled a list of things to consider when buying a lock.
- Identify where bike parking is located near or at your place of employment using Rackspotter.com.
- Have a set of front and rear lights on your bike so people can see you on our beautiful trails in the early mornings and late evenings.
3. Visit the Pit Stops
Pit stops are set up all across the region, including 10 in Arlington. Have some fun before you head into the office and get to know more people who enjoy biking as much as you. Register for the pit stop nearest to you and be sure to pick up your FREE t-shirt.
4. Recruit your Friends, Coworkers, Neighbors, and Family Members
Riding with coworkers, neighbors and friends is way more fun than riding alone. And there will be many others doing the same thing. So invite everyone you know to register and join you for the bike fun.
Bike to Work Day celebrations in Arlington would not be possible without the support of our partners from local businesses and organizations across the County. Be sure to say hello when you visit the pit stops.
Ace Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute
American Heart Association
Arlington Art Truck-Arlington Cultural Affairs
Arlington County Emergency Management
Arlington County Government
Arlington County Police Department
Arlington County Public Health Division
Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization
Conte’s Bike Shop
Friends of the W&OD Trail
Heavy Seas Alehouse
Orange Theory Fitness
Mom’s Organic Market
Nando’s Peri Peri
Northern Virginia Transportation Commission
Potomac River Running Company
Rosslyn Business Improvement District
Sport & Health
The Bike Lawyer
The Little Beet
Trek Bicycle Store Clarendon
Washington Area Bicyclists Association