Harford County will celebrate National Clean Commute Month in May with Bike to Work Day “pit stops” promoting biking as a fun, healthy, and low-cost transportation option. The pit stops will be held on separate days at four locations, hosted by the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman in cooperation with the city of Havre de Grace and the U.S. Army Garrison APG. Pit stops will feature bicycle checkups, special guests and a vendor exhibition area. 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. Participation is free; however, registration is required at www.BiketoWorkMD.com. Sponsorships are also available.
Pit stops will be open, rain or shine, as follows:
• Havre de Grace, Tuesday, May 14, 7 – 8:30 a.m., Hutchins Park, 100 Congress Avenue
• Aberdeen Proving Ground North (for APG employees only), Wednesday, May 15, 7 – 8:30 a.m.; APG Athletic Center at Erie & Raritan Streets, parking lot adjacent to intersection and the Athletic Center
• Bel Air, Friday, May 17, 7 – 8:30 a.m., Harford County Government Administration Building, 220 South Main Street
• Aberdeen Proving Ground South (for APG employees only), Tuesday, May 21, 7 – 8 a.m.; Freedom Federal Credit Union, 5002 Hoadley Road
Participants interested in friendly competition may register for the Team Cycle Challenge to compete for a trophy awarded to the business or organization with the greatest number of registrants biking to work. Visit https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2693/Team-Cycle-Challenge for information and to register.
Special thanks to the following sponsors: Harford County Public Library, Harford Transit LINK, and Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil Counties. Pit stop donations courtesy of APG Federal Credit Union, Bagel Works Bel Air, Coakley’s Pub, Coffee Coffee, Harford County Mediation Commission, Herbalife/Nutrition by Design, Joseph’s Department Store, Klein’s ShopRite, MaGerk’s Pub & Grill, Point Breeze Credit Union, Sunny Day Café, The Ward Y in Abingdon, True Cycling Studio, and WXCY-FM 103.7.
More information about Bike to Work Day, bicycle convoys, the Team Cycle Challenge or becoming a sponsor is available by contacting Alan Doran, Harford County Commute Smart Rideshare Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-612-1620 (press option 3).