OmniRide encourages residents to bike to work on May 20
Sponsored by PRTC
WOODBRIDGE, VA – OmniRide and Prince William County are participating in Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20. Again, it is organized at the regional level by Suburban connections (COG) and the Washington Area Cyclists Association (WABA).
The annual event aims to increase awareness and participation in cycling as a mode of transportation to work instead of driving alone. The first 15,000 to register for Bike to Work Day and stop at one of the many pit stops in DC, Maryland and Virginia, will receive a free t-shirt as well as refreshments. The local pit stop locations are:
- Dumfries – Simpson Community Centre, 17757 Main Street, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
- Manassas – George Mason University, Freedom Center Boulevard and University Boulevard, 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
- Manassas – Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Road, 6:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
- Manassas – Manassas VRE Station, 9431 West Street, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Manassas Park – Manassas Park VRE Station, 9300 Manassas Drive, 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
- Woodbridge – Rippon Landing VRE Station, 15511 Farm Creek Drive, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Woodbridge – Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center, near Prince William Parkway intersection, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Woodbridge – Woodbridge VRE Station, 1040 Express Way, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
OmniRide will be sponsoring the Rippon Landing Pit Stop and OmniRide staff will also be at the downtown Manassas VRE station. Those still telecommuting can still participate by cycling to a pit stop and cycling home.
Bike Exploration Month
OmniRide is also promoting Bike Exploration Month throughout the month of May. This is an awareness campaign to extend cycling beyond Bike to Work Day. It focuses on educating residents on how to take their bikes on public transit, cycling amenities on suburban lots to include bike lockers and bike racks, and county bike lanes that can be used for travel and fun.
OmniRide provides resources for riders to cycle to a nearby OmniRide bus stop and then board an OmniRide Local, OmniRide East-West Express, or OmniRide Metro Express bus to complete their ride. The buses have been fitted with bike racks at the front so that passengers can take their bikes with them at no additional cost. Express buses do not have bike racks, but riders can still park their bikes in some suburban lots and ride the bus to their final destination.
Learn more about Bike Exploration Month and bike commuting here.
For more information on OmniRide’s family of mobility services, visit OmniRide.com.
The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), doing business as OmniRide, provides a variety of services in Prince William County, Stafford County, City of Manassas and Manassas City Park, including: the OmniRide Express and OmniRide Local bus lines; OmniRide Ridesharing to promote carpooling and vanpools; and OmniRide Employer Services which helps companies implement and expand commuter benefit programs. PRTC also co-sponsors the Virginia Railway Express in partnership with the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.