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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Pedal Power to the People: May is Bike Month in Rockville

Bike to Work Day is May 17, with Pit Stops Throughout the City

Rockville, Maryland, April 25 – Rockville celebrates National Bike Month in May with rides for cookies and in memoriam, and the annual Bike to Work Day.


Bike Month Kickoff Ride

10 a.m., Saturday, April 27.

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.


Tour de Cookie

8 a.m., Saturday, May 4.

Meet at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive.

Join the Tree House Child Advocacy Center for a 12-, 18-, 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 support this ride with marshals and mechanics. Register to ride at www.tourdecookie.com


National Bike to School Day

Wednesday, May 8.

Celebrate the benefits of biking and walking to school along with communities, schools and families around the country. Learn more, and register your school, at www.walkbiketoschool.org.


13th Annual Rockville Ride of Silence

6:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 15.

Meet in front of Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave., in Rockville Town Square.

Bring a helmet and bike for an hourlong 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, at a pace of about 10 mph. For more information, including the ride’s history, visit www.rideofsilence.org.


National Bike to Work Day

6:30 a.m., Friday, May 17.

City-sponsored pit stops in Rockville Town Center and Fallsgrove. Rockville is competing for bragging rights with Frederick to see which city will register more cyclists. Register at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org to help Rockville win. Remember to use #btwdmc on Instagram and Twitter.

 

Tuesday Evening Rides

6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

June 4-25; Meet at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 1800 Piccard Drive, in King Farm.

July 2-30; Meet in the Westat parking lot, 1450 Research Blvd.

August 6-27; Meet at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive.

A casual neighborhood ride that will last about one hour. Routes are on paved, shared-use paths, sidewalks and short sections of quiet streets. Rides go at the pace of the slowest rider, so no one gets left behind. Rain at the start cancels the ride; wet pavement does not. Learn more at www.meetup.com/bikerockville


Ride the Rockville Bike Beltway

10 a.m., Sunday, June 16.

Meet at Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive.

Ride the Carl Henn Millennium Trail, an 11-mile shared-use path that loops around Rockville. Rain at the start cancels the ride; wet pavement does not.

The Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee meets 7-9 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, at City Hall. Learn more at www.rockvillemd.gov/rbac. Find more about biking in Rockville at www.rockvillemd.gov/bicycling.

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Marylou Berg
Director of Communication
240-314-8105
mberg@rockvillemd.gov

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