The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has launched a social media campaign to promote the May 20 Bike to Work Day event. In May, cyclists who share a photo of themselves along a bike path, path or county bike path will have a chance to win a loot bag during weekly drawings.
The campaign is called “Bicycle Swag Bag” and runs from May 1 to May 28. Photos posted to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram tagging @MCDOTNow with the hashtag #MoCoBikes will be entered into this week’s draw for a “Swag Bag” prize. . Residents who do not use social media can email photos to [email protected]
MCDOT is promoting this year @BikeToWorkDay with the return of the ‘Bicycle Swag Bag’ contest during the month of May. The contest starts this Sunday, May 1, 2022.
— MCDOT (@MCDOTNow) April 28, 2022
“Bicycling is good for the health of our residents and our environment,” County Executive Marc Elrich said. “I encourage bicycling for commuting, exercise, and as a great way to get around Montgomery County. The ‘Bicycle Swag Bag’ contest celebrates cycling and is a fun way for participants to share their favorite bike trails in our county.
One photo per week will be chosen by draw on Monday morning. There will be three draws, the first announced on Monday, May 9. All winners will be notified by direct message on their social media accounts or by email. The contest is open to people 18 years and older. Winners must live or work in Montgomery County.
Bike to Work Day takes place on Friday, May 20 throughout the Washington metro area. This year, MCDOT will be sponsoring six pit stops throughout the county, located at:
Downtown Bethesda at Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues
Heights of Friendship at Wisconsin Place Stores
North Bethesda at Pike and Rose, next to Bark Social
Rockville in the center of Fallsgrove Village
Rockville Town Square at Dawson Market
Silver Spring Downtown at Veterans Plaza
Attendees at MCDOT-sponsored pit stops can enjoy refreshments, listen to music, and tour the displays of local vendors. There will also be free raffle prizes throughout the morning and a grand prize of two new bikes at each pit stop. Other organizations run additional pit stops throughout the county.
Bike to Work Day set for May 20