May 14, 2019
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Allison Calkins, Office of Transportation, 410-313-4311
ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard Commuter Solutions and the Office of Transportation, in partnership with the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, will host a “Bike to Work Day” event on Friday, May 17 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. at Whole Foods Market in Columbia.
Celebrated each spring across the nation, “Bike to Work Day” promotes a clean, fun, healthy way to commute and is part of our region’s Clean Commute Initiative. Howard County’s event will run in tandem with events taking place in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, and Harford counties.
Howard County is committed to making it easy for people of all ages and abilities to get around by bicycle, primarily through the BikeHoward program (www.BikeHoward.com) and BikeHoward Express, a three-year focused implementation plan to complete a 48-mile network of biking routes in Howard County. Howard County Executive, Calvin Ball, recently committed $2.2 million to bike infrastructure improvements in his proposed FY2020 capital budget.
“I’m glad to support everyone participating in ‘Bike to Work Day’ and who experiences the joy of biking in Howard County,” said Howard County Executive Calvin Ball. “Our community is one of the best places in the nation. I am committed to making it even more bike friendly and easier to stay healthy, stay safe, while helping the environment.”
Those who live and/or work in Howard County are encouraged to participate in Bike to Work Day on May 17. Ride your bike to work and stop by for refreshments, giveaways, biking related information and a raffle with a prize for everyone. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, visit www.BiketoWorkMD.com.
Angela Cabellon, Chief Innovation Officer and Deputy Chief Administrative Officer
Bruce Gartner, Office of Transportation Administrator
Chris Eatough, Bike and Pedestrian Coordinator
Bike to Work Day event
Friday, May 17, 7:00 a.m.
Whole Foods Market, 10275 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia
To promote bicycling as a fun and healthy mode of transportation