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​Bike to Work Day – Friday, May 18

Bike to Work Day.

Friday, May 18, 2018.

7:00 AM – 9:30 AM; Opening remarks at 8:00 AM.

NIH Bethesda Campus (in front of Building 1) and other area locations.

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Celebrate National Bike Month and Bike to Work Day with the NIH Bicycle Commuter Club (NIHBCC) and the Office of Research Services (ORS), Division of Amenities and Transportation Services (DATS). Join us – rain or shine – in this national salute to bicycling as an environmentally friendly, fun and healthy way to get to work. Opening remarks begin at 8:00 AM in front of Building 1, followed by the presentation of the Carl Henn Bicycling Advocacy Award. This award is in memory of Carl Henn, a former NIH employee who was very active with the NIHBCC and our community.

Get inspired by our very own NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins, a fellow bike commuter, and learn about the benefits of biking to work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTW1R4SWY48.    

Registration for this event is free. Simply visit: http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/. Enter your employer as "National Institutes of Health" and help NIH defend our proud title as the employer with the most Bike to Work Day participants. 

The NIH will host one and participate in two additional pit stops of the 90 pit stops in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, supported by the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA). When registering, please select your pit stop. The three NIH-affiliated pits stops are: 

  1. NIH Building 1 from 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM.
  2. Rock Springs Business Park (Marriott HQ) from 6:30 AM – 9:00 AM.
  3. Rockville-Fallsgrove (near NCI Shady Grove) from 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM.

At the Building 1 pit stop, NIH staff who show up riding a bicycle and wearing a helmet may enjoy breakfast snacks and participate in a raffle, sponsored by the Recreation and Welfare Association (R&W) and NIHBCC. Registrants can also pick up a free Bike to Work Day T-shirt at their selected pit stop (available while supplies last). 

For additional information about Bike to Work Day or the NIH Bicycle Program, please contact Mr. Sean Cullinane at 301-496-5050 or sean.cullinane@mail.nih.gov. You may also visit: https://www.ors.od.nih.gov/nihbikeprogram.     

Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreting and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Mr. Sean Cullinane at sean.cullinane@mail.nih.gov, 301-496-5050, and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339). Requests should be made at least three days in advance of the event.

If you have never commuted by bike to NIH and are not sure how to begin, please explore the "Commuting" link on the NIH Bicycle Commuter Club website at: http://www.nihbike.com/. You can connect with local bikers and learn tips on topics ranging from purchasing a bicycle to favorite NIH commuting routes. 

You may also follow us @NIHEmplSrvcs on Twitter for more information about services that can assist you with balancing work and family, making healthy food choices, as well as other programs and employee services to improve your wellbeing. The DATS manages many NIH LISTSERVs that may also be of interest to you, which you can find at: https://go.usa.gov/x5axV. 

Through the end of June, NIH is highlighting wellness-supporting events through the "Spring into Wellness" campaign. To learn more about NIH sponsored events that support your financial, social, career, physical and community wellbeing, check out the campaign website at: https://go.usa.gov/xXsea.