Celebrate Cycling Every Day in May

May is National Bike Month, which means we have 31 days to celebrate all things cycling.

You can pedal your way through nearly every day this spring, from regional events like Bike to Work Day, to classes offered by Montgomery County in collaboration with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), to bike rides for fun and charity.
Bike to Work Day Is May 19
It’s Here! Register now for Bike to Work Day 2023, which will bring thousands of cyclists together on Friday, May 19.
Where: The downtown Bethesda pit stop — register here to attend — will be on Woodmont Avenue in the outdoor seating area near Bethesda Avenue and the Capital Crescent Trail.
When: It will run from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (Late risers might still squeak in up till 9 a.m.)
Questions? Contact Brandan Stuckey at (301) 656-0686 ext. 129 or bstuckey@bethesda.org.
Sponsors: Downtown Bethesda employers, restaurants and shops are invited to donate prizes (or funds) for our free raffle. We have 17 sponsors so far, who are donating great prizes, food and beverages for the downtown Bethesda pit stop, including (listed alphabetically):
Adult Bike Classes
It’s never too late to learn your bicycle basics. Join with other adults in the class that best suits you, from “Learn to Ride” to “Basic Skills.” There’s even a class in Spanish in Wheaton.
The classes are a partnership between the County and WABA. Register here to attend — but hurry, because they fill up fast!
Adult Bike Rides
Ready to ride? Check out recreational/educational rides offered through WABA.
Or, put your pedals to work for a good cause. Join with BellRinger in the fight against cancer.
BUP Gets Gold as a Bicycle Friendly BusinessSM
Bethesda Urban Partnership was officially named a Gold level Bicycle Friendly BusinessSM by the League of American Bicyclists this year.
You’re Invited: Your business can apply, too! The application deadline for the next round of certifications is June 15.
Highly Selective: Out of more than 2,500 businesses that have applied for the distinction nationwide, the League has selected 1,547 — and we’re proud to now be one of them.
Get Feedback: There are four certification levels — Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum — and the League provides all applicants with feedback and assistance in becoming more welcoming to bicycling.
Why It Matters: Having more downtown Bethesda workplaces designated as “bike friendly” by such a respected organization will enhance this entire community’s reputation and help attract more two-wheeled employees and customers to Bethesda businesses.
Apply by June 15: Learn more today.
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Earth Month Challenge Winners

Woohoo! Two motivated employees in Bethesda each scored a $100 Bethesda Bucks gift card.
How? They submitted the correct answers to three Earth Month Challenge questions about the Bethesda Circulator
Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who participated!

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