On June 23, 2011, staff from Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association recognized Orbital Sciences Corporation in Sterling, Virginia with a plaque for their outstanding support of Bike to Work Day. Patricia Najera, Sr. Manager of Facilities at Orbital Sciences accepted the award from Nicholas Ramfos, Director of Commuter Connections. Loudoun County Office of Transportation Services staff was also on hand.
Each year a challenge is held for employers to help encourage participation in Bike to Work Day. The top five organizations with the greatest number of bicyclists are placed into a raffle for a random chance to win a luncheon compliments of Commuter Connections.