Ever think of riding to work? This is the day to give it a try. Bike to Work Day is this Friday and if last year is any indication, there will be lots of two-wheeling going on.
More than 1,000 people registered in the region last year, up from 800 the year before, according to local sponsors the Baltimore Metropolitan Council. And given the attention to bike lanes, bike racks and legislation, perhaps there will be more this year?
This is the 13th year for the event in the region, and there will be rallies in at several locations from 7 a.m.-9 a.m.:
Anne Arundel Co/Annapolis - City Dock, Annapolis
Baltimore City - War Memorial Plaza at City Hall (100 N. Holliday St.)
Baltimore County - Courthouse Square (400 Washington Ave., Towson)
Carroll County - Westminster
Harford County - Government Center (220 S. Main St., Bel Air)
Howard County - The Mall in Columbia (by Sears Service Center, 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia)
Other events are planned at area universities and corporations.
The event caps off the League of American Bicyclists' Nationak Bike Month and promotes a "clean commute."
If you want to register locally, click here. It can earn you a t-shirt and guide.
If you'd like more information, go click here.
And if you're still in the mood for some biking or bike watching, the BikeJam will come to Patterson Park on Sunday. There will be racing with pro riders, plus food, beer, kid activities and a bike and health expo.
There will also be a set of rides for the recreational riders. Click here for more information on those rides.
Baltimore Sun file photo of last year's ride/Lloyd Fox