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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Bike Month: May is Best on a Bike in Rockville

Bike to Work Day is May 18 and Features Pit Stops Throughout the City


Rockville, Maryland, May 3 – Rockville celebrates National Bike Month in May with rides for cookies and in memoriam, and the annual Bike to Work Day.

 Tour de Cookie
 8 a.m., Saturday, May 5
 Meet at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive.

 Join the Tree House CAC for a 12-, 27- or 43-mile bike ride to collect cookies and enjoy the scenery, while raising awareness of child abuse prevention. The Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee will be supporting this ride with marshals and mechanics. Register to ride at treehousemd.org/tour-de-cookie.

 Bike Month Kickoff Ride
 10 a.m., Sunday, May 6
 Meet at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.

 Join Rockville officials and neighbors to celebrate National Bike Month. Pedal a casual 6-mile loop along multi-use trails and quiet residential streets to explore some of the city’s extensive and diverse bicycling infrastructure. The route includes a few paths, bridges and tunnels.

 Ladies Night Out at Trek Bicycle        
 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, May 9
 Rockville Trek, 5750 Fishers Lane.

 Meet fellow cyclists and hear from female bike mechanics, group ride leaders and women bike advocates. Get hands-on experience with 20-minute rotating clinics. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/rbac for registration details.

 12th Annual Rockville Ride of Silence
 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 16
 Meet in front of Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave., in Rockville Town Square.
 Bring a helmet and bike for an hourlong police-escorted 10-mile ride through neighborhoods, as part of an international event that honors those killed or injured on a bicycle. Riders must be comfortable riding on the street with traffic and at about 10 mph. Visit www.rideofsilence.org for more information on this international event.

 National Bike to Work Day
 6:30 a.m., Friday, May 18
 Trade your gas pedal for bicycle pedals. The city will host pit stops in Rockville Town Square and Fallsgrove. (A third pit stop will be just outside the city limits on Fishers Lane in Twinbrook.) Participants can stop by for a free T-shirt, refreshments, door prizes and inspiration before their ride to work. Remember to use #btwdmc on Instagram and Twitter. Learn more and register at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.

Find the city’s bicycle map, information about bikesharing and more at www.rockvillemd.gov/bicycling.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Marylou Berg
Director of Communication
240-314-8105
mberg@rockvillemd.gov
 

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