WOODBRIDGE, VA – OmniRide and Prince William County are participating in Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20. Once again, it is being organized at the regional level by Commuter Connections (COG) and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA).
The annual event is intended to increase awareness and participation in bicycling as a method of transportation to work instead of driving alone. The first 15,000 to register for Bike to Work Day and stop at one of the many pit stops in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, will receive a free T-shirt along with refreshments. The local pit stop locations are:
OmniRide will be sponsoring the Rippon Landing Pit Stop and OmniRide staff will also be at the Downtown Manassas VRE station. Those still teleworking can still participate by bicycling to a pit stop and bicycling home.
Bike Exploration Month
OmniRide is also promoting Bike Exploration Month for the entire month of May. This is an awareness campaign to extend biking beyond Bike to Work Day. It focuses on educating residents on how to take their bikes on transit, bike amenities at commuter lots to include bike lockers and bike racks, and the bike trails in the county that can be used for commuting and fun.
OmniRide provides resources for passengers to ride their bikes to a nearby OmniRide bus stop and then board an OmniRide Local, OmniRide East-West Express, or OmniRide Metro Express bus to complete their commute. Buses have been equipped with bike racks on the front so passengers can take their bikes with them at no additional charge. Express buses don’t have bike racks, but riders can still park their bicycles at select commuter lots and ride the bus to their final destination. Learn more about Bike Exploration Month and commuting with a bike here.
For more information on OmniRide’s family of mobility services visit OmniRide.com.
The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), operating as OmniRide, provides a variety of services in Prince William County, Stafford County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park including: OmniRide Express and OmniRide Local bus routes; OmniRide Ridesharing for the promotion of carpools and vanpools; and OmniRide Employer Services which helps businesses to implement and expand commuter benefit programs. PRTC also co-sponsors the Virginia Railway Express in partnership with the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.
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