Earth Month Event Title

Earth To Bethesda

Think you know Bethesda like the back of your hand? Put your knowledge to the test by entering our Earth Month challenge for a chance to win $100 Bethesda Bucks. The Bethesda Scavenger Hunt tests your knowledge of downtown Bethesda's beauty and transportation features.

Step 1: Look at the photo collage of six images
we’ve posted above. They all have a transportation or Earth Day theme.

Step 2: Identify the image — and its exact location in downtown Bethesda.

Step 3: Click on "Play Scavenger Hunt" below to enter your answers or email your answers to Brandan Stuckey ( anytime this month. The deadline is midnight on April 30.

Six winners will be selected to receive an e-gift card worth $100 Bethesda Bucks!

Play Scavenger Hunt
Bike to Work Day DC Website

Register Now for Bike to Work Day

Get ready to roll! Bike to Work Day 2022 is set for Friday, May 20.

Whether you’re a diehard cyclist, an occasional weekend warrior, or a pedal-curious commuter wondering what biking to work might be like, this rain-or-shine event gives you a chance to get your morning off to a fun start.

Need to Know

You need to register to be eligible for a free t-shirt, pit stop refreshments, and prizes. (Please don’t wait! Register now.)

Downtown Bethesda’s pit stop event will be at Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 20.

No bike? No problem. Sign up for Capital Bikeshare to use one of theirs. Or just stop by our pit stop to make new friends and cheer everyone on.

Sponsors to Know

The Bethesda bike shops Griffin Cycle and Terrapin Bicycles will again support Bike to Work Day by offering free bike checks at the Bethesda pit stop event on May 20.
Pedego Electric Bikes invites you to stop by and add air to your tires or pick up a water bottle for your trip. They’re at 4926 Hampden Lane.

Own a downtown Bethesda business? Become a Bike to Work Day sponsor! Email Brandan at BTS,, for details and to donate giveaways for the pit stop event. It’s a great way to connect with an enthusiastic Bethesda audience.

Fun to Know

You choose how to ride: solo, with your own friends, or with
convoys of other riders.

Downtown Bethesda’s event is just one of 100+ pit stops being held that morning all around the DMV — 13 of which are in Montgomery County. Some pit stops have different times, though,
so check here when planning your route.

The very first Bike to Work Day was in 1956, started by the League of American Bicyclists as a way to help celebrate National Bike Month each May. The event really took off in this region in 2001 with regional leadership from
Commuter Connections (MWCOG) and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), growing to an all-time record of 18,700 participants in 2017.

More to Know

Bike to Work Day is an opportunity to showcase bicycling as a commute option, but here in Bethesda it’s also a time to celebrate our bike-friendly environment along with hundreds of local residents, businesses, employers and commuters.

Visit for first-time rider tips, employer resources, regional sponsor details, and lots more event info.

FareShare Helps Employers Help Their Employees

  Montgomery County’s FareShare program matches an employer’s contributions to its employees’ use of transit and vanpooling.

Encourage Alternatives to Driving

FareShare is a simple and easy way for employers to enable their people to economically use public transportation or vanpooling — options that are especially beneficial for commuters now that gas prices have become so painful.

How It Works

  An employer can offer its employees any amount of commuter benefit to be used for transit or vanpooling, up to the tax-free maximum of $280/month permitted by federal law.

  Montgomery County will reimburse the employer for any amount it provides commuters over a minimum $25 employer contribution, up to $280/month.

  A maximum of $40,000 is available in one year to any one employer.

  Employers are eligible for a Maryland state tax credit of 50% of their contribution, up to a maximum of $100/employee/month.

Here to Help

Both Bethesda Transportation Solutions and Montgomery County’s FareShare staff are available to meet (free of charge) to help employers set up a customized commuter benefits program and explain
FareShare details.

Email Brandan Stuckey at BTS to learn more:

Streeteries Will Remain Open Through Labor Day
Montgomery County has announced that the shared streets program will remain through the end of the summer. Details about the Streeteries can be found here.
TwoTrail Events on April 9
The Coalition for the Caital Crescent Trail is hosting a trail event and a clean up event on April 9. Details can be found here.
Montgomery County is hosting Greenfest, a free Earth Day event at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton on April 23. Find out more here.

Metro News

Go mobile with SmarTrip® and get 10 free Capital Bikeshare rides & Fare Discounts. Visit Metro's website for details.
Metro's Board approved their new budget. Check out a summary here. |  (301) 656-0868
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