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Posted on: April 26, 2017

May is Bike Month in Rockville: Here’s How to Head Out for a Spin

Bike to Work Day is May 19 and Features Two City of Rockville Pit Stops

Rockville, Maryland, April 26 – Rockville celebrates National Bike Month in May with rides for cookies and in memoriam, bike safety checks and the annual Bike to Work Day.

Tour de Cookie
7 a.m., Saturday, May 6
Meet at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive.


Join the Tree House CAC for a 12-, 27- or 43-mile bike ride to collect cookies and enjoy the scenery, while raising awareness of child abuse prevention. Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee will be supporting this ride with marshals and mechanics. Register to ride at www.tourdecookie.com.

Bike Month Kickoff Ride
10 a.m., Sunday, May 7
Meet at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.


Join Rockville officials and neighbors to celebrate National Bike Month. Pedal a casual 6-mile loop along multi-use trails and quiet residential streets to explore some of the city’s extensive and diverse bicycling infrastructure. The route includes a few paths, bridges and tunnels.

Bike to School Day
Wednesday, May 10

Ritchie Park Elementary School celebrates the benefits of biking and walking to school during National Bike to School Day, along with communities, schools and families around the country. Learn more at www.walkbiketoschool.org

Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee at the Farmers Market 
10 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, May 13-July 29

Bring your bike to the farmers market for a safety check. (The market is in Rockville Town Center, at the corner of East Jefferson Street/MD 28 and Monroe Street.) Learn more about the farmers market at www.rockvillemd.gov/farmers.

11th Annual Rockville Ride of Silence
7 p.m., Wednesday, May 17
Starts at Rockville Town Center (on Maryland Avenue).


Bring a helmet and bike for an hour-long police-escorted 10-mile ride through neighborhoods, as part of an international event that honors those killed or injured on a bicycle. Riders must be comfortable riding on the street with traffic and at about 10 mph. Check www.rideofsilence.org for additional information on this international event. 

National Bike to Work Day
9 a.m., Friday, May 19
Pit stops in Rockville Town Center, Fallsgrove and Twinbrook.


Remember to use #btwdmc on Instagram and Twitter. To find out more about Bike to Work Day throughout the Washington, D.C. region, visit www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.

Learn more at www.rockvillemd.gov/bikemonth. Find the city’s bicycle map, information about bikesharing and more at www.rockvillemd.gov/bicycling.

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Marylou Berg
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240-314-8105
mberg@rockvillemd.gov
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