Largo, Maryland (Friday, May 17, 2019) – Thousands of commuters across the DMV opted to hop on their bicycles today instead of driving or using public transportation. It’s all part of the National Bike to Work Day. Dozens of events took place today around the DMV encouraging residents to adopt a healthier lifestyle that is also good for the environment. Over in Prince George’s County, officials hosted a bike stop station handing out snacks, bike helmets, and a host of other bike safety gadgets.
Prince George’s has 18 bike share stations and plans to add more in the coming months.
Ray Ferguson – President of the Beechtree Pedalers in Upper Marlboro helped to lead a ride from the Wayne Curry Administration Building to the Largo Metro Station.
In all, there are over 100 bike share stations across the DMV. Officials from all regions encourage motorists and bicyclists to adopt an attitude of safety and courtesy and to remember “we all have to share the roads together.” Teresa Ann Crisman Community Risk Reduction Manager for the Prince George’s County Fire Department also provided some safety tips for parents when it comes to shopping for bike helmets for their children.