WASHINGTON (AP) — May is Bike Month and Bike to Work Day organizers want you to take two wheels to work on May 20.

Organizers of the Washington event say they hope to register more than 10,000 riders. This year’s event features 50 regional pit stops throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia where participants can get a free T-shirt, snacks and drinks and meet other bike commuters.

Baltimore-area organizers say events are planned not only in the city, but across central Maryland, including Annapolis, Bel Air, Columbia and White Marsh. Organizers say biking is good for your health and the environment, noting that single-occupancy vehicles account for 20 percent of ozone-creating pollution in the Baltimore area.

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Comments (6)
  1. sheriff says:

    Great, more bikes more bikes & riders squashed underneath cars & trucks..

  2. whatnow says:

    Unless I want to leave at 3:00 am, I don’t think I can bike to work! Bikers, drive to a recreational place and then bike. Stay off the roads that are meant for cars!

  3. Carissa Tomlinson says:

    Wow, real nice people! How about you get out of your cars and try a bike. The road is actually to be shared with bikes. I still don’t understand why people hate bikes so much.

  4. Bmorecommuter says:

    You guys must be some of the same people who intentionally cut me off in my bike lane and yell for me to get out of the road. My biking keeps your insurance cost down because I am healthy, your gas prices down because I decrease demand and your air clean so why not yell Thank You next time instead.

  5. John says:

    @whatnow–how about driving partway, and biking the rest? My commute is 25 miles, but I only do 3 on bike, and the rest on the train.

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