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Mayor Bowser to Host Bike to Work Day

Thursday, May 18, 2017
In Honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Friday, May 19, at 8 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will participate in Bike to Work Day to celebrate the commitment to ensure all DC residents have access to safe, sustainable transit options through biking. Administration officials and DC Department of Transportation staff will gather at Freedom Plaza, the flagship pit stop, to provide information about active transportation options, and goDCgo’s new DC Bike Map 2017.  
 
For those without personal bicycles, Capital Bikeshare will offer a $2 single trip fare for a 30-minute trip. To obtain a bike, participants should follow the on-screen instructions at any Capital Bikeshare kiosk to purchase.
 
The Bowser Administration is expanding Washington, DC’s growing bike network with the addition of six miles of bike lanes, including two protected lanes in 2017. With Capital Bikeshare playing a key role, DC currently boasts a 145-mile bike lane and trail network that will continue to expand. The program surpassed 16 million riders since its 2010 launch and will add 25 new stations this year. 
 
WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Leif Dormsjo, Director, DC Department of Transportation
 
WHEN:
Friday, May 19, at 8 am 

WHERE:
Freedom Plaza
1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
*Closest Metros: Metro Center and Federal Triangle Metro Stations* 
 
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]