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Celebrate National Bike Month and Bike to Work Day on May 17

The NIH Bicycle Commuter Club (NIHBCC) and the Office of Research Services (ORS), Division of Amenities and Transportation Services (DATS) invite you to participate in this year's Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 17, 2024. Join us – rain or shine – in this national celebration of bicycling as an environmentally friendly, cost-effective, fun and healthy way to get to work.

113 Pit Stops in DC, Maryland and Virginia
The NIH will host one of 113 “pit stops" in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, supported by the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA).

To Register
Registration for this event is free by visiting and clicking on “Free Event – Register Here." Enter your employer as "MD Montgomery Co National Institutes of Health Bldg 1" and help NIH defend our proud title as the employer with the most Bike to Work Day participants.

Stop By the NIH Pit Stop
NIH staff who register by May 3 and ride a bicycle wearing a helmet can pick up a free Bike to Work Day t-shirt.

  • New! Metro allows bicycles during rush hour now. Combining bicycling and Metro is another great choice!
  • Anyone who rides a bicycle to Metro is still participating in Bike to Work Day and will benefit from this method of transportation.
  • Given rising gas prices and the ongoing construction on campus, this is a perfect day to ease the stress of transportation even if you only ride for a small portion!

Resources to Get Started as a Bicycle Commuter
If you have never commuted by bicycle to NIH and are not sure how to begin, please explore:

  • "Commuting" on the NIH Bicycle Commuter Club website.
  • Connect with local bikers who are happy to help and even ride along with new bikers.
  • Learn tips on topics ranging from purchasing a bicycle to favorite NIH commuting routes.

Stay Up-to-Date on Services

  • Twitter - follow @NIHEmplSrvcs for more information about services that can assist you with balancing work and family, making healthy food choices, as well as other programs and employee services to improve your well-being.
  • DATS listservs - the Division of Amenities and Transportation Services (DATS) manages many NIH LISTSERVs that may also be of interest to you.

For additional information about Bike to Work Day or the NIH Bicycle Program

Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreting and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in the event and/or webinar should email Sean Cullinane or call 301-496-5050. Requests should be made at least five days in advance. To access Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS), call 711.