Help Potomac Pedalers Sponsor 6 Pit Stops!
Several organizations come together each year to promote Bike to Work Day. Potomac Pedalers is a proud leader and sponsors several official “Pit Stops” which allows us a chance to showcase our Club, with members sharing what they know and talking about our rides and events.
For this event, the one common goal is to increase awareness and participation in bicycling as a method of transportation to work instead of driving alone.
For this year’s Bike to Work Day on May 20, every cyclist in the DC region can ride to work and visit one (or more!) of the organized Bike to Work “Pit Stops.” Just go to the Metro Bike to Work website to find pitstops and to register to ride: http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org
This year Potomac Pedalers will be represented at six of the 80+ “Pit Stops” in the DC Metro area, an increase from 4 sites in 2015. At each of our “Pit Stops” we’ll have a table with Club information and handouts and talk to the riders as they come through. We do need additional volunteers, so contact our Bike to Work Day organizer, Bob Manka at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can volunteer – even an hour is helpful!
Special thanks to the Club members below who will be the lead volunteers at our pit stops. Be sure to stop by to say hello!
- Pit Stop Location: Potomac Pedaler Volunteer
- Bethesda, MD: Ron Tripp
- Takoma Park, Downtown/Old Takoma, MD: Linda Kolko and Debbie McCall
- Twinbrook, MD: Martine Palmiter
- Freedom Plaza, DC: Matt Birnbaum
- Gateway Park, Rosslyn, VA: Ed Hazelwood
- Ballston (Freshbikes), VA: Bob Manka and Barbara Miller
Our Bike-to-Work Partners: For more than 50 years, The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) has helped develop solutions to issues of regional importance. At the COG, Commuter Connections promotes bicycling to work, ride-sharing, and other alternatives to drive alone commuting, and provides ride-matching for carpools and vanpools and offers the free Guaranteed Ride Home program (available to bicycle commuters). The Washington Area Bicycling Association (WABA) works to create a healthy, more livable region by promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation; advocating for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices for a healthier environment; and educating children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.