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Bike to Work Day -- May 15, 2015

Bike to Work Day.
Friday, May 15, 2015.
7:00 AM – 9:30 AM; Opening remarks at 8:00 AM.
NIH Bethesda Campus ( in front of Building 1) and other area locations.
Celebrate National Bike Month and Bike to Work Day with the NIH Bicycle Commuter Club (NIHBCC)! Join NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins, for opening remarks at 8:00 AM in front of Building 1, followed by the presentation of the Carl Henn Bicycling Advocacy Award. This award is in memory of Carl Henn, a former NIH employee who was very active with the NIHBCC and within our community.
Last year, more than 10,000 area residents participated in this annual event, and even more participants are anticipated this year. The NIH has won the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' (COG) award eight years in a row for being the area's employer with the most Bike to Work Day participants. Help us defend our proud title by registering online at:
The NIH will host one and participate in two additional pit stops of the many local pit stops supported by the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) in this national salute to bicycle commuting. The three NIH-affiliated pit stops include (1) NIH Building 1 from 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM; (2) Rock Springs Business Park (Marriott HQ) from 6:30 AM – 9:00 AM; or (3) Rockville – Fallsgrove (near NCI Shady Grove Campus) from 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM. You will select one pit stop when you register.
At the NIH pit stops, NIH staff who show up riding a bicycle and wearing a helmet may enjoy breakfast snacks and participate in a raffle, sponsored by the Recreation and Welfare Association (R&W) and NIHBCC. All pre-registrants may also receive a Bike to Work Day t-shirt care of the Council of Governments, available while supplies last. Pre-registrants unable to attend one of NIH's pit stops may pick up their t-shirt at the R&W Gift Shop (Bldg. 31, Room B1W30, Bethesda Campus) for up to one week after the event, available while supplies last.
Bike to Work Day is a rain or shine event. It is sponsored by the Office of Research Services (ORS), Division of Amenities and Transportation Services (DATS) and the NIHBCC. For further information about Bike to Work Day, contact Mr. Rusty Mason, ORS, DATS, at 301-451-4811 or  You may also contact Ms. Michelle Mejia, ORS, DATS, at 301-496-4998 or
If you have never tried commuting by bike to NIH and aren't quite sure how to begin, please explore the "Commuting" link on the NIH Bicycle Commuter Club website at: It offers advice on topics ranging from purchasing a bicycle to favorite NIH commuting routes from all over the DC metro area. 
Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, contact Ms. Michelle Mejia, ORS, DATS, at, 301-496-4998, and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339). Requests should be made at least three days in advance of the event.
For more information about the NIH Bicycle Program, visit
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