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Bike to Work Day - Friday, May 19

​Celebrate National Bike Month and Bike to Work Day with the NIH Bicycle Commuter Club and the Office of Research Services, Division of Amenities and Transportation Services. The NIH will host one of the 113 pit stops in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, supported by the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA). 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. Get inspired by a video of our very own former NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins, a fellow bike commuter, and learn about the benefits of biking to work. 

Registration for this event is free and the event is open to all NIH staff. During registration, 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. 

​NIH staff who register by Thursday, May 9, and ride a bicycle while wearing a helmet can pick up a free Bike to Work Day t-shirt at the NIH Pit Stop. Please keep in mind that Metro allows bicycles during rush hour. Combining bicycling and Metro is another great choice. Anyone who rides a bicycle to any Metro station is still participating in Bike to Work Day and will benefit from this method of transportation. 

If you have never commuted by bicycle to NIH and are not sure how to begin, please explore the "Commuting" link on the NIH Bicycle Commuter Club website. You can 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.

For additional information about Bike to Work Day or the NIH Bicycle Program, please email Sean Cullinane or call 301-496-5050.

​You may also follow us @NIHEmplSrvcs on Twitter 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 manages many NIH LISTSERVs that may also be of interest to you. 

Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreting and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should email Mr. 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.