Bike To Work Day Never Fails to Bring Out the Riders

As the Memorial Day weekend creeps closer, area bicyclists participated in another Bike To Work Day on Friday, May 17 to get some early morning cardio in and cut tailpipe exhaust at the same time. Workers from all over the area got up super early, jumped on their bicycles, and demonstrated that this car-free way to commute does work at least one day a year.

Riders stopped at the John Carlyle Building near Old Town before heading to destinations in Arlington or Washington, D.C. 


This year, Fairfax County has 27 different pit stops for bicyclists. Additionally, Commuter Connections, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association and other local governments will host dozens more throughout the National Capital Region.

There were a lot of cyclists at Reston and Vienna. The organizers said there were as many or more than in prior years. Ever since Covid rearranged the office scene, many people work from home on Fridays so some jumped on their bikes anyway and made a morning out of it. One suggestion was to hold Bike To Work Day mid-week so office staff that worked from home on Fridays could still participate.

In Arlington, there was a stop at the Gateway building at National Landing right across from the airport, and another stop in Ballston. The Tysons pit stop in Vienna was slow, in part because Tysons is still not very bike-friendly and because the Capital Grille where the pit stop was stationed is not easy to bike to. 

Clouds were overhead but no rain at Gateway Park