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Bike to Work Day, May 19

Dr. Anderson shows off tee shirt.

Dr. Vernon Anderson, president of the NIH Bicycle Commuter Club, shows off the BTWD T-shirt at last year’s event in front of Bldg. 1.

Photo: Bill Branson

The annual Bike to Work Day will be held Friday, May 19. Once again, the pit stop in front of Bldg. 1 will be the focus of NIH’s observation of BTWD. It opens at 7 and goes until 9 a.m. Participants who arrive by bike and who have pre-registered at by May 12 will receive a free 2017 BTWD T-shirt. Registrants should identify the National Institutes of Health (spelled out) as their employer and may select the pit stop closest to their worksite.

The NIH Bicycle Commuter Club, along with the NIH R&W and the ORS Division of Amenities and Transportation Services, coordinates the activities in front of Bldg. 1. In addition to T-shirt distribution, a light breakfast is provided, campus bicycle registration is offered by the NIH Police and a local mechanic provides minor adjustments and assessments of recommended maintenance. 

Information will be available from the NIH BCC about cycling facilities and from the Washington Area Bicycle Association on bicycling in the D.C. area and other cycling organizations. 

Around 8 a.m., the Carl Henn Award for promoting bicycle commuting and safety will be presented. Henn was a longtime NIH employee and Rockville resident who was an early advocate for bicycle commuting. 

Pictures of the event from past years can be found at

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