Friday is Bike to Work Day 2015

Bike to Work Day/ file photoAre you riding your bicycle to work on Friday? Thousands of cyclists across the Washington, D.C. region will be as part of the annual Bike to Work Day.

Participation in the 2015 event is expected to top last year’s 18,000 registered riders, event organizers said.

The annual ride to work is organized by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) and promotes cycling as a healthy, green commuting option that reduces car emissions and has a positive impact on the environment.

“It’s exciting to see how Bike to Work Day has grown and been supported by the residents, businesses, and organizations in the region, Nicholas Ramfos, Director of Commuter Connections, said in a statement. “We’re hopeful that the event will continue to grow in popularity and expose new riders to the benefits of cycling. Ten percent of Bike to Work Day participants reported that they started cycling to work after participating in their first event, and more than 20 percent say cycling is now a regular part of their commutes.”

Registration for the 2015 event is free and easy to complete online.

All registrants will be entered into a raffle to win one of many donated bicycles.

There will be 79 pit stops set up across the region, including the Reston stop at Reston Station from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Use this pit stop finder to find other stops along your route.

The pit stops will include refreshments and giveaways while supplies last.

Don’t want to go it alone? Find a commuter convoy led by an experienced bicycle commuter.

Bike to Work Day/ file photo

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