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Howard County celebrates 10th Bike to Work Day and launches Howard County Bikeshare “Founding Members” Program

May 17, 2017

Media Contacts:
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Allison Calkins, Office of Transportation, 410-313-4311

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – The Howard County Office of Transportation and Howard Commuter Solutions will host the County’s tenth annual “Bike to Work Day” event on Friday, May 19 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. at Whole Foods Market in Columbia. Those who live and/or work in Howard County are encouraged to participate. Ride your bike to work and stop by for refreshments, giveaways, biking-related information and prizes. Pre-registration is not required and all activities are free. For more information visit www.Bike2WorkCentralMD.com.

Celebrated each spring, Bike to Work Day promotes clean, fun, and healthy commuting as part of the Baltimore region’s Clean Commute Initiative. Howard County’s event runs in tandem with events in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, and Harford counties.

Howard County Bikeshare also will be offering “demo rides” at the Bike to Work Day event. Its “Founding Members” program is available now at www.HowardCountyBikeshare.com. Founding members receive additional perks including extended ride time and a Founding Members water bottle. Howard County Bikeshare bikes will be available for use by early July, providing 70 bikes at seven docking stations in Downtown Columbia and Oakland Mills.

WHO:
Allan H. Kittleman, County Executive
Chris Eatough, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator

WHAT:
Bike to Work Day event

WHEN:
Friday, May 19, 7:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Whole Foods Market, 10275 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia

WHY:
To promote bicycling as healthy, fun and sustainable transportation.

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