Top Ten Reasons You Should Attend Bike to Work Day

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Attend Bike to Work Day! Sign up at one of seven Arlington pit stops to take part in this much-anticipated annual event. If you haven’t registered yet, here are some great reasons you should.

Every May we anticipate a little extra commuting fun with Bike to Work Day. Thousands of commuters and work-from-home participants come out to connect with fellow bike riders and to grab a few giveaways.

If you’ve attended the event before, you know how much of a treat it is. If you want to know why you should attend, we have compiled a list below for you. We hope to see you there!

10. Free food and drink!

We’ll have lots of great food at the BikeArlington-hosted pit stops (Ballston, Rosslyn, and Shirlington), including healthy packaged snacks, coffee, juice, McDonald’s and doughnuts.

9. Great tabling partners.

More than 35 organizations will be tabling at our BikeArlington-sponsored pit stops, offering you the chance to learn about their work and pick up more free gifts.

8. You’ll get some exercise before you start the work day.

Whether you’re commuting into the office, working from home, or retired, a morning bike ride will boost your metabolism, increase mental acuity, and improve your mood.

7. Free bike checks at all three BikeArlington pit stops.

Take advantage of this opportunity to have a bike mechanic check out your bike and make sure it’s in good riding condition.

6. You’ll get to mingle with other bike enthusiasts.

Have fun getting to know other cyclists and comparing notes on your favorite routes, gear, and strategies for staying cool when riding in summer. You might meet a new riding buddy!

5. You can help us celebrate Arlington’s recent designation as a Gold-level Bicycle-Friendly Community.

Arlington was recently named a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. It’s a big deal to be recognized, and this year’s Bike to Work Day feels like a special celebration of that honor.

4. Free bike mirrors.

Pick up a free bike mirror at the BikeArlington pit stops in Ballston, Rosslyn, and Shirlington. It can help you feel more confident riding in traffic.

3. You can snag the official 2024 Bike to Work Day T-shirt to add to your collection.

This year’s T-shirt color is “Tangerine Dream,” aka light orange. Some people have a collection of Bike to Work Day T-shirts dating back to some of the earliest Bike to Work Days in the region. Whether you’re a collector or a first-timer, enjoy adding this bold new color to your wardrobe.

2. You’ll help us meet our 2024 registration goal.

Every year, we commit to registering a certain number of Bike to Work Day participants. This year, we’ve set our sights high with a goal of 2,024 registrants in 2024, our GOLD year. Help show Arlington’s commitment to biking by signing up to take part in this premier regional biking event.

1. You’ll be a “spokesmodel” for the active transportation lifestyle, which is what Bike to Work Day is all about!

Remember that every time you ride your bike to work or to another destination where you could have driven, you’re doing something good for yourself and the environment. Be proud of your efforts and join us to celebrate Bike to Work Day!

Learn more about Bike to Work Day and how you can participate.

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