This Friday is Bike to Work Day here in DC. And for the first time, Georgetown is participating in the festivities.
Bike to Work Day was started way back in 1956 by the League of American Cyclists. Recently it has grown in popularity, particularly in cities like DC that are putting serious efforts into encouraging those that can to consider riding around town on a bike.
How it works is that you register here and select a pit stop to stop at during your trip on Friday. These locations will have on hand “bike ambassadors” to answer any questions you have about biking and how to incorporate it more into your routine. Also, you’ll be entered to win prizes, such as a free bike. Plus there’s free food and drinks to help power your ride into work.
As mentioned above, this year will be the first year that Georgetown will host a pit stop of its own. The stop will be at the waterfront park and will be run by the BID. It will be open from 7:30 to 9:30.
According to the last American Community Survey estimate from the Census, 7.61% of Georgetowners use “other” transportation to get to work. Since “other” only includes stuff that’s not walking, driving or using mass transit, it’s safe to assume that most of those people are bikers.
That would mean that about 76 Georgetowners bike to work. So whoever you are (and GM knows some of you) register and come on down!