Are You Ready for Bike to Work Day Tomorrow?

We just broke 14,000 for Bike to Work Day registration! That far exceeds last year’s record-breaking registration of 12,000 participants. We’re so excited to see you out on the roads and trails tomorrow. This will be the largest Bike to Work Day yet. Registration for Bike to Work Day is still open, so encourage your friends, family members, and coworkers to sign up. Regular bike commuters should do so even if they can’t participate, because important data counts come from Bike to Work Day registration. If you register, you can join WABA or renew your membership at a $25 discount. Bike to Work Day is a rain or shine event, though the forecast looks to be sunny and warm. Have a great ride, be safe, and follow all traffic laws. Read below for all the Bike to Work Day information you’ll need.
Get Ready to Ride to Work Before you take off tomorrow morning, make sure you and your bike are ready. Pump your tires, check your brakes, and go for a test-ride to make sure everything’s in working order. Be sure anything you want to bring with you (water bottle, bike-repair tools, patch kit, bike lights, etc.) is safely packed. Wear your helmet and weather-appropriate clothing. We gave some additional tips on WUSA9 here. Google Maps‘ biking directions can help you plan your route. Got a last-minute question? Take it to the bike forum! Curious about laws for bikes and what they mean for you? See our website or download our mobile app.
Connect on Social Media Use the hashtag #btwd13 on Twitter and Instagram so that we can follow your Bike to Work Day adventures. Mention us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, too. If you blog about Bike to Work Day, send a link our way! Find and follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.
WABA Commuter Convoys You don’t have to ride alone on Friday: Join up with a convoy of commuters from your neighborhood, or pick up a convoy that crosses your route. Convoys can be found all over the region and are led by experienced bike commuters. Find a commuter convoy and more information here.
Need a Bike? You can still participate in Bike to Work Day even if you don’t own a bike! Bike and Roll is providing free hybrid-cruisers, with reservations, for Bike to Work Day riders. See more information here.
tdf-logo-2013What’s Next? Get Ready for Tour de Fat! The East Coast’s biggest and most fanciful celebration of all things bicycling, Tour de Fat is part costume party, community bike parade, music and arts festival, and celebration of good biking and good beer! All proceeds from the event, which is put on by New Belgium Brewing, support local bike advocacy. Tour de Fat begins with a parade (parade check-in is at 10 a.m. and it kicks off at 11 a.m.) to Yards Park, where fun awaits. Read more about Tour de Fat here, register for the parade here, and RSVP on Facebook here.