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05.16.12 Howard County Kicks Off Fifth Annual “Bike to Work Day”

May 16, 2012

Media Contacts: Kevin Enright, Director, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Roberta Jackson, Department of Planning and Zoning, 410-313-4312

Howard County Kicks Off Fifth Annual “Bike to Work Day”


ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard Commuter Solutions, Department of Planning and Zoning, in partnership with the Columbia Association and Bicycling Advocates of Howard County, will host the County’s fifth annual “Bike to Work Day” event on Friday, May 18. Celebrated across the nation, “Bike to Work Day” promotes a clean, fun and healthy commute and is part of our region’s Clean Commute Initiative. May is also “Bicycle Advocacy and Awareness Month” in Howard County, as declared by County Executive Ken Ulman. Students will also be able to join in the fun by participating in “Bike to School Day” organized by local PTA representatives and Bicycling Advocates of Howard County. “Bike to Work Day” will run in tandem with events taking place in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll and Harford counties.

WHO: William McMahon, Chief, Howard County Police Department
Bicycling Advocates of Howard County

WHAT: Bike to Work Day event

WHEN: Friday, May 18, 7:00 a.m.

WHERE: The Mall in Columbia (upper level near Sears Service Center)
Adjacent to the Howard Transit Bus Stop

WHY: To promote bicycling as a healthy alternative to drive-alone commuting and a great way to help the environment.