Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 20
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) and the Office of Research Services (ORS), Division of Amenities and Transportation Services (DATS). Join us – rain or shine – in this national salute to bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Opening remarks begin 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 our community.
Registration for this event is free. Simply visit: http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/. Enter your employer as "National Institutes of Health" and help NIH defend our proud title as the employer with the most Bike to Work Day participants. Please register by May 11 to receive a Bike to Work Day 2016 T-shirt (available while supplies last).
The NIH will host one and participate in two additional pit stops of the 83 pit stops in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia supported by the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA). When registering for the event, you will also select your pit stop. The three NIH-affiliated pits stops are:
(1) NIH Building 1 from 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM
(2) Rock Springs Business Park (Marriott HQ) from 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM
(3) Rockville-Fallsgrove (near NCI Shady Grove) from 6:30 AM – 9:00 AM
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. Those who registered by May 11 can also pick up their free Bike to Work Day T-shirt at their selected pit stop.
For additional information about Bike to Work Day or the NIH Bicycle Program, please contact Mr. Rusty Mason at 301-451-4811 or email@example.com or Ms. Michelle Mejia at 301-496-4998 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit: http://www.ors.od.nih.gov/pes/dats/NIHBicycleProgram/Pages/default.aspx.
Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Ms. Michelle Mejia at email@example.com, 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.
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: http://www.nihbike.com/. It offers advice on topics ranging from purchasing a bicycle to favorite NIH commuting routes from all over the D.C. metro area.
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