Bike to Work 2

Danielle Milo with Bethesda Transportation Solutions presents the "Most Committed Cyclist Award" to Jim Fulmer -- he's the one wearing a hat.

Commuter Connections, in partnership with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), hosted its annual Bike To Work Day celebration on Friday, May 15th.  With pit stops all around the DC Metro area, thousands of cyclists took the opportunity to leave their cars at home and bike to the office.  Food, drink and music welcomed the bikers into the downtown Bethesda pit stop, at the corner of Bethesda and Woodmont Avenues, and several raffle prizes were given away throughout the morning.

Hosted by Bethesda Transportation Solutions (BTS), the downtown Bethesda pit stop drew more than 350 bicyclists.  BTS also awarded two commuters with Bicycle Spirit Awards:  Jean-Luc Park, of Calvert, with the “Longest Distance Commuted by Bike” (16 miles!) and Jim Fulmer (pictured), of Fidelis Security Systems, with the “Most Committed Cyclist Award” (7 miles a day, every work day!).  The downtown Bethesda pit stop was also visited by several local government officials.

Thanks to Lauren Lefkowitz with Calvert and a Bethesda Green volunteer for this report and helping with the event registration.