Harford County will celebrate May as National Clean Commute Month with Bike to Work Day “pit stops” to promote biking as a fun, healthy, and low-cost transportation option. The pit stops will be held at four locations on various days in May, hosted by the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman in cooperation with the city of Havre de Grace and U.S. Army Garrison APG. The pit stops will include giveaways, light refreshments and bicycle inspections. They are free; however, registration is required at www.Bike2WorkCentralMD.com.
Pit stops will be open, rain or shine, as follows:
- Havre de Grace, Tuesday, May 17, 7 – 8:30 a.m., Hutchins Park, 100 Congress Avenue
- Aberdeen Proving Ground North, Wednesday, May 18, 7 – 9 a.m., APG Athletic Center (adjacent parking lot)
- Bel Air, Friday, May 20, 7 – 9 a.m., Harford County Government Administration Building, 220 South Main Street
- Aberdeen Proving Ground South, Tuesday, May 24, 7 – 9 a.m., Freedom Federal Credit Union, 5002 Hoadley Road
For registered cyclists who would like to ride with a group, bicycle convoys are available with experienced cyclists leading the way. Participants interested in a little friendly competition may register for the Team Cycle Challenge to win a trophy awarded to the business or organization that fields the greatest number of registrants biking to work.
All registrants to the pit stops will receive a free Bike to Work Day gift, light refreshments, and a chance to win giveaways from sponsors. Each will feature bicycle inspections, special guests, and a vendor exhibition area.
For more information about Bike to Work Day or becoming a sponsor, contact Alan Doran, Harford County Commute Smart Rideshare Coordinator, at 410-612-1620, ext. 7474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.