From Harford County government:
With spring in the air, Harford County and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council celebrate May as Clean Commute Month and May 20th as Bike to Work Day. County Executive David R. Craig urges everyone to bike to work or try cycling for fun, fitness, or transportation.
Rain or shine, the annual Bike to Work Day Rally will be held on Friday, May 20th from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Harford County Government Administration Building located at 220 South Main Street in Bel Air. The Rally, hosted by Harford County Government, promotes riding a bicycle as a fun, viable commuting option. This event is free but registration is required. Participating cyclists should register at www.Bike2WorkCentralMD.com.
The Rally will be emceed by WXCY 103.7 and includes a bike parade through downtown Bel Air. Those who register and attend the Rally will receive a free Bike to Work Day t-shirt, refreshments, and a chance to win giveaways from various sponsors of the Rally.
Those who want to participate on May 20th, but do not want to ride alone, can join one of four bicycle convoys that will depart from various locations throughout the county that morning.
If you are looking to tap into your competitive side, you can participate in the Cycle Smackdown, a competition amongst Harford County businesses and organizations whereby employees from various-sized companies try to get the most number of registrants to bike to work. Last year Harford County Public Schools took the trophy in the large company category, while SAIC retained their title in the mid-size category, and the Highlands School won in the small company category.
To learn more about Bike to Work Day, including information about the Bicycle Convoys and Cycle Smackdown, please visit www.harfordcountymd.gov and click on the Bike to Work Day icon.