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Posted on: May 24, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Bike to Work Day Record Setting in The City of Frederick

May 18th was Bike to Work Day in the City of Frederick, Fredrick County and the National Capital Region.


CONTACT: Susan Harding, Public Information Officer, 301-600-1385
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 24, 2012


Bike to Work Day Record Setting in The City of Frederick

Frederick, MD – May 18th was Bike to Work Day in the City of Frederick, Fredrick County and the National Capital Region. The City of Frederick, now a nationally recognized Bike Friendly Community, along with the lead sponsor, Transit Services of Frederick County, had record-breaking registration and attendance this year. The phenomenal 40% increase in registration and attendance was spurred on by outstanding local sponsors including:

The Bicycle Escape The Common Market Drink More Water
Fractured Prune Frederick Keys The City of Frederick
Frederick County Government Hood College Mom’s Organic Market
The Market New York Bagel and Deli State Farm (Mark Agency – a designated Bike Friendly Business) Transit Services of Frederick County
Wegmans

“Bike to Work Day is not only a fun event for The City of Frederick but is also a great example of the progress that can be made on a project when you have a great staff and a hard working group of citizens. Tim Davis, one of our City Planners, works tirelessly every year on outreach and education to ensure the success of Bike to Work Day. In addition, we have a Bicycle Ad Hoc committee that hit the ground running and has not stopped yet. This very dedicated group has put The City of Frederick on the map literally – we are now a national recognized Bronze level Bike Friendly Community and are listed on the League of American Bicyclist website.” said Mayor Randy McClement.

In the friendly competition amongst local businesses as to who could have the most number of riders, outstanding participation in all sectors saw the largest participants at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Fort Detrick, Life Technologies, Wells Fargo, The City of Frederick, and Frederick County Government. Hundreds of other regular commuters and first timers joined the group ride from Hood College to the downtown MARC Station. This year’s ride was expanded to include the new bike lane on 7th Street.

“The Mayor's AD HOC Bicycle Advisory Committee would like to thank the community, our generous sponsors, riders, and volunteers for the tremendous support for the 2012 Frederick Bike to Work Day, that saw a 40% growth in participation and interest - go Bicycle Friendly Frederick!” says MaryLynn Hinde, Chairman of the Committee.

It is safe to say that folks joining elected officials from the US Senators Office and Local Government, representatives from Maryland Department of Transportation, Fort Detrick, Frederick County Office of Tourism were all “Biking in Good Company” on this record breaking event. A video of the entire event will soon be available for all to see on the City’s website, www.cityoffrederick.com.


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