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BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA) -- Friday is annual Bike To Work Day. You're encouraged to ditch the car and take your bike to work or school.

Last year, one-third of people who took part were first-time bike commuters.That's why there are 59 pit stop set up across the area to grab a drink and win prizes.

Check out photos from the Bethesda Bike To Work Day pit stop here.

Bike To Work Day promotes the enviromental as well as the physical benefits of riding a bike. AAA alsoestimates the average sedan owner could save nearly $9,000 by biking to work rather than driving.

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