WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Commuters in our area and across the country are leaving their cars behind and cycling to work instead.
It is Bike to Work Day and to celebrate, Metro will be handing out free t-shirts and giving bus bike rack demonstrations at the Fort Totten, College Park and East Falls Church Stations.
Early Friday morning, Department of Transportation Acting Director Al Roshdieh and Ride On Transit Services Division Chief Carolyn Biggins were at the Bike to Work pit stop at the Rockville Town Center on N. Washington Street in Rockville to show how to load a bicycle onto a Ride On bus. A Ride O bus with the new turn warning system was also there to show people how it can help alert pedestrians and bicyclists. A Bike to Work Day bonus: passengers with bikes ride free on Ride On.
Comptroller Peter Franchot spoke at the 15th annual Bethesda Transportation Solutions' "Bike to Work Day" Friday morning to promote awareness of bicycling as an alternative to driving.
To encourage bicycle commuting, AAA Mid-Atlantic debuted its new roadside assistance service for bicyclists. Friday, the AAA bicycle service is available to nearly four million AAA Mid-Atlantic members, including the D.C Metro area, according to AAA officials. The service applies to all bicycles and bicycle rentals. Learn more about the service here.