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National Bike to Work Day has become a
Harford County tradition and the signature
event of Clean Commute Month in May.
Rain or shine, (usually rain) Harford
County enthusiasts show up on their
bikes for the Annual Bike to Work
Day Rally held at the Harford County
Administration Building, 220 South Main
Street in Bel Air from 7 to 9am. This free
Rally, sponsored by
Harford County
Government, promotes riding a bicycle
as a viable commute option, with County
Executive David R. Craig "officially"
declaring Harford County Bike to Work
Day and May as Clean Commute Month
and leading the parade through the Town
of Bel Air. Local radio station
WXCY
103.7 will emcee all events and Sandra
Shaw from
WBAL TV-Channel 11 will be
there, too, for live coverage of the Rally.
This year, Harford County is supporting
THREE Bike to Work Day Rally sites.
For the very first time,
Aberdeen Proving
Ground's Family & Morale, Welfare &
Recreation (FMWR) will co-host two
satellite Bike to Work Day Rallies on
Thursday, May 20 at APG and Edgewood,
from 6:30-8am, in addition to the rally
in Bel Air.
Our generous sponsors have once again
outdone themselves and the giveaways are
AWESOME! When you register and
attend the Rally(ies) you will receive the
official Bike to Work Day t-shirt and free
refreshments. Other giveaways include
chances to win gift certificates from the
Ironbirds and from local restaurants like
the
Laurrapin Grille, The Green Turtle,
MaGerk's and Looney's, to name a few, as
well as a one-month family membership at
the
Bel Air Athletic Club.
In addition to the Green Pedal Essay
contest for elementary school students,
we've expanded the level of involvement
to middle and high school students.
Harford County's Public High Schools are
participating in a "Bling My Bike Contest"
for a $500 grand prize, courtesy of
Bikefit
Solutions, Inc. High school students will
compete to create a moveable work of art,
while Middle School students will create
posters that depict "Art in Motion."
Winners will receive VIP passes to the
BMX-GT Airshow in July. The winner
of the Green Pedal Essay contest will
receive a
Mountain Trek Bike donated by
Chesapeake Cycle and Sport of Havre de
Grace and Bel Air. Winners of all these
contests will share the spotlight as grand
Marshals of the Bel Air Bike To Work
Day rally parade.
Bike to Work Day May 21
How Harford County Rolls
Making a statement about personal health choices and choosing alternative
solutions to pollution, gas consumption, and traffic gridlock.
Sponsored by Harford County Department of Community Services
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