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BALTIMORE, MD (May 14, 2014) - Bicycle tune-ups, riding challenges and prize give-aways highlight the 2014 Baltimore regional Bike To Work Day events. More than a thousand people will meet up at nearly 30 locations around the Baltimore region on Friday, May 16 for the Baltimore Metropolitan Council's 17th annual Bike To Work Day. 

Each event takes place, rain or shine. 
"The cyclists, they have a really good time. It's like one big celebration," said Alan Doran, organizer of the Harford County Bike To Work Day events and community development coordinator for the Department of Community Services. "It's a great way to increase awareness of cycling as a commuting option. Anything we can do to promote the health and safety aspects of clean commuting options is positive." 
Bike To Work Day is a national campaign that celebrates bicycling as a healthy commuting option, while promoting public awareness of its safety and environmental factors. It occurs each year in May, which coincides with both National Bike Month and Clean Commute Month. 
The Clean Commute Initiative is an expansion of Clean Commute Month in the Baltimore region. It begins mid-April and continues through June. Clean commuting options are particularly important to the Baltimore region because late spring is the start of the ground-level ozone season, when we hear about code red and orange bad air days. The air is dangerous to breathe on those days, especially for young children and older adults. Emissions expelled from single occupancy vehicles contribute significantly to our region's dangerous ozone levels. Bike commuting can improve the air quality. 
"A regional effort definitely is a positive," Doran said. "I enjoy the camaraderie of it. It's promoting a cause. It's promoting something that's healthy." The Bel Air Bike To Work Day event, which boasts approximately 200 registered attendees, is one of the largest in the region. Details about each Bike To Work Day event throughout the Baltimore region can be found below, with registration options at each hyperlink:

City of Annapolis


Anne Arundel County 

Baltimore City

  • Baltimore City Hall, 7-9 a.m., located at East Fayette and North Holiday streets.
  • Baltimore City Parking Authority and the Charm City Circulator, 7-9 a.m., located at the Lexington Garage, 620 W. Lexington Street.
  • Baltimore Bicycle Works, 7-9 a.m., located at 1813 Falls Road.
  • Bambeco and Furbish Company, 7-9 a.m., located at South Hanover Street and Baltic Avenue.
  • Harbor East Management Group, 7-9 a.m., located at 685 South President Street.
  • Joe's Mt. Washington Bike Shop, 7-9 a.m., located at 5813 Falls Road.
  • Johns Hopkins University, 7-9 a.m., located at 1600 McElderry Street.
  • Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus, 7-9 a.m., located at 3010 Wyaman Park Drive.
  • McHenry Row Station, GKV, 7-9 a.m., located at 1500 Whetstone Way. 
  • MTA Baltimore Redline, 7-9 a.m., located at Light and Lombard streets.
  • Employees and volunteers of the National Aquarium only.
  • East Pratt Street, LLC, and Hord Copan Macht, 7-9 a.m., located at Pratt and South President streets.
  • State Center, 7-9 a.m., located at 301 West Preston Street.
  • State Highway Administration, 7-9 a.m., located at East Monument Street and Guilford Avenue.
  • University of Maryland Medical Center, 7-9 a.m., located at West Lombard and South Greene streets. 
  • Zipcar, 7-9 a.m., located at 700 South Caroline Street.


Baltimore County

  • Catonsville, 6-9 a.m., at Santa's House at Catonsville Fire Department, located at 754 Frederick Road.
  • REI Timonium, 7-9 a.m., located at 63 West Aylesbury Road.
  • Towson, 7-9 a.m., at the Baltimore County Courthouse, located at 401 Bosley Avenue.
  • White Marsh, 8-10 a.m., at IKEA, located at 8352 Honeygo Boulevard.


Carroll County

  • Westminster,12-1 p.m., at the Carroll County Office Building, located at 225 North Center Street.


Howard County

  • Columbia, 7-9 a.m., at the Mall in Columbia, located at 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway.


Harford County

  • Bel Air, 7-9 a.m., at the Harford County Government Building, located at 220 South Main Street.
  • Employees of the Aberdeen Proving Ground only. 

Additional employee-based events also will take place throughout the region. Check with your employer to find out if it will participate.


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