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Celebrating a Successful Bike to Work

Sebastian Mieses
Sebastian Mieses May 30, 2024 Sebastian Mieses is Arlington Transportation Partners' Business Development Manager and works closely with multi-family residential properties to promote and implement transportation strategies and solutions at their buildings.

ATP Takeaway: Arlington County’s Bike to Work Day on May 17th was an absolute success, it had a total of 2,159 registrants. The event demonstrated the importance of biking in our community.

Bike to Work Day, held on May 17th, was a success in Arlington County, with 2,159 participants attending the event. The purpose of this annual event is to promote biking as an enjoyable commuting option. It truly showed Arlington’s commitment for active commuting and its sustainability goals.

What is Bike to Work Day?

Bike to Work Day is an annual event that encourages people to commute by bike instead of using cars. The main goal is to help people understand the benefits of biking, such as improved health & reduced traffic congestion. This annual event is a reminder that including biking into our daily lives comes with many advantages.

The Benefits of Biking in Arlington

Arlington County is an exceptional place for biking, it has a large biking community and helps reduce carbon emissions, reduces traffic, and it’s a great way for you to stay fit. Another benefit to biking is that it can save commuters time and money, making it a smart financial option to implement into your daily commute. Arlington has done a great job at creating a bike friendly environment, it’s made biking easier and more enjoyable for everyone to participate.

Where to Bike in Arlington 

The Custis Trail: This well-maintained path runs parallel to I-66, connecting Arlington to Washington, D.C.

The Mount Vernon Trail: This trail is along the Potomac River offering stunning views of the DC skyline.

The Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail: A 45-mile trail providing a scenic route through Northern Virginia.

The Four Mile Run Trail: A shorter, family friendly trail alongside the Four Mile Run stream.

Non-Bike Owners Participation

Don’t own a bike? That was not an issue for most people. Capital Bikeshare stations across the DMV have made it easy for people to rent bikes, including electric bikes, at an affordable rate. Capital Bikeshare has been extremely helpful to those without bikes, it has create more involvement in the community.

A Record Turnout in Arlington County

This year's Bike to Work Day saw an incredible turnout of 2,159 registrants in Arlington County, which showed the community’s commitment to biking and active transportation. Take a look at the final registration numbers for seven Arlington pit stops.

Ballston: 579

Rosslyn: 579

National landing Water Park / national landing BID: 361

East Falls Church / WMATA: 219

Shirlington: 212

Arlington Mill / Phoenix Bikes: 132

Langston Blvd-Spout Run / Langston Blvd Alliance (pm): 77

Looking Ahead

After a successful year of Bike to Work Day, we are excited to continue our efforts in supporting and expanding the biking community in Arlington. We look forward to seeing even more participants next year and continuing to build a bike-friendly community.

Thank you to everyone who participated and made this event memorable. Your support is what makes Bike to Work Day such a special celebration!

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Photo Credit: BikeArlington

Tags: Bike to Work Day, Bike, Capital Bikeshare, Upcoming Events, Active Transportation, Arlington County, ATP Services, Commute, Employer


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