Thursday, May 14, 2009
National Bike To Work Day To Stop At Nationals Park
National Bike To Work Day is Friday, May 15 and Our Washington Nationals are participating by being a Pit Stop for The Morning Commute for those bicycle enthusiasts riding their manually pedaled wheelers to their place of business. 7,500 riders have already signed up for The Nation's Capital's Events by this afternoon. May is Bike Month and this week--May 11 through 15--is Bike Week. Friday's pedaled commute is the culmination of celebration and appreciation by enthusiasts.
A grass roots effort now in it's 15th year and becoming ever stronger.
Here is the complete press release from Our Washington Nationals.
Nationals Park To Serve As A Pit Stop for Bike To Work Day 2009 on Friday, May 15
DC Councilmember Tommy Wells & Capital Riverfront BID Executive Director Michael Stevens Will Ride to Nationals Park Together to Start the Festivities.
Nationals Park will serve as a pit stop for the 2009 Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 15, one of only two pit stops within Washington, DC. Over 140 riders have registered to take part in the festivities at Nationals Park, which take place from 6:30am – 8:30am in the ballpark’s Center Field Plaza. Registered participants will enjoy food, drinks and music, along with a program featuring speakers from Capitol Riverfront BID, DC City Council, Department of Transportation, the Office of the Mayor, and the Washington Nationals. Items will be raffled off throughout the morning, including Washington Nationals autographed memorabilia and game tickets to a brand-new bike donated by CycleLife. Nationals Mascot “Screech” and Racing President Teddy will also be in attendance.
The Nationals will host Bike to the Park Day on Sunday, June 21 when they face the Toronto Blue Jays at 1:35pm. Fans interested in riding to Nationals Park and utilizing one of the 250 bike racks located around the park or the Bike Valet located in Parking Garage C should visit nationals.com/groupevents later this month for more information.
Bike to Work day began in 2001 and is coordinated by Commuter Connections, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA). This marks the first time in the history of the event that there is more than one stop within Washington, DC. There are 26 stops total throughout the District, Maryland and Virginia.