Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 19, 2023.
Most pit stops have morning hours. A few pit stops have afternoon hours, and some have both morning and afternoon hours. Start and end times vary by pit stop. Please visit your pit stop’s web page for details.
Commuter Connections offers turn-by-turn bicycle routing directions using bicycle-friendly paths and roads. To access the Bicycle Route Finder, you’ll need to login to your Commuter Connections account or set up a free account here. Commuter Connections services are always free.
Users have the option of choosing the ‘Safest Route’ which places increased emphasis on using bicycle paths (where available) or ‘Shortest Route’ which gives preference to roadways with speed limits of 30 mph or below.
Nothing, Bike to Work Day is 100% completely free. Although, you can’t have a free T-shirt unless you’re the first 15,000 to register and actually show up. Seems like a fair trade!
The color of the 2023 Bike to Work Day t-shirt is Green.
Be one of the first 15,000 to register and show up at the pit stop where you register.
No. The T-shirts are for bicyclists who register and come to the pit stop.
Neither WABA nor Commuter Connections (Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments) have any Bike to Work Day T-shirts. The week following Bike to Work Day you may email your pit stop manager to ask if any T-shirts are left over. If extra T-shirts are available, pit stop managers do not have the resources to mail you a shirt. At the pit stop manager’s discretion, any possible left over T-shirts might be available for pickup.
No. T-shirts sizes are first come first served. We have a good mix of sizes; Extra Small (XS) to Extra-Extra Large (XXL). Please do not contact the pit stop in advance to reserve a specific T-shirt size.
There are several bicycles being awarded as grand prizes. Only registered participants are eligible to win a bike or any other raffle prizes. Pit stops have a limited number of giveaway items, while supplies last.
Although helmets are not required for adults, they are recommended.
During registration you will select one pit stop; this is where you must pick up your free T-shirt. The pit stop manager will have a list with your name on it. It is non transferable.
You may visit more than one pit stop, but only the one that you registered for will have a T-shirt, assuming you were one of the first 15,000 who registered.
Each pit stop is different but all are free and will have T-shirts and fun. Most will have free snacks and beverages, plus free SWAG and bicycling information, all while supplies last. Some will offer cool raffle prizes too.
All bicyclists are welcome to join one of the free Bike to Work Day convoys which are led by experienced volunteer bicycle commuters. Although you need to register for Bike to Work Day, you don’t have to sign up to participate in a convoy. For more info on the bicycle convoys, click here.
Bike to Work Day is a rain or shine event! However, it is the discretion of each individual pit stop manager to call off their local pit stop under extreme conditions. If a cancellation is made, your pit stop manager will contact you via email, 24 hours in advance. If there is a hint of rain, it’s encouraged to pack rain gear, just in case. Tips for cycling in the rain
There isn’t support staff or volunteers to assist participants in such scenarios. Please have your bike serviced and all repairs made prior to Bike to Work Day.
Besides registering, prepare for Bike to Work Day. Plan your route and take a test ride on a weekend. Make sure to have your bike serviced at a bike shop and all necessary repairs made well in advance. If you are not confident about riding on the road, take a bicycle safety class with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, visit www.waba.org.
A working email account is required for registration. Organizers for Bike to Work Day send updates to participants about the event via email. Google and other companies offer free email services and public libraries offer use of computers.
Bike to Work Day is open to riders of all ability levels. It’s a great opportunity for new and beginning riders to try bicycle commuting for the first time. There will be a lot of other bicyclists who will be participating this year who have never commuted by bike before.