April 15, 2010

Community news blurbs

Bike to Work Day is May 21st ˆ Register today! Join the Bethesda Transportation Solutions staff and Maryland State Delegate Bill Bronrott at 6:30am on Friday, May 21st at the Bethesda pit stop (Reed Street, at the corner of Bethesda Ave & Woodmont Ave). Attendees will enjoy breakfast, prizes, DJ entertainment, bike tune-ups on site by REI and City Bikes, and more, all for FREE! Register in advance online at: http://www.waba.org/events/btwd/md_bethesda.php

Bicycle Commuter Spirit Awards ˆ Call for Nominations! ˆ In conjunction with Bike to Work Day, Bethesda Transportation Solutions (BTS) will be presenting the Bicycle Commuter Spirit Awards. The awards recognize downtown Bethesda employees who are dedicated to biking to work. Each year BTS asks for help in identifying two commuters devoted to two-wheeled bicycled transportation. To nominate yourself or someone else please visit: https://app.e2ma.net/app2/survey/30718/20046/74e79ca362/8179852195/2730825/93609404/

Biking & Public Transportation Education for Kids ˆ Bethesda Transportation Solutions and special guests will teach kids about biking and public transportation at the Bethesda Literary Festival this weekend. Join Surae Chinn, Channel 9 News Anchor, and Franklin the Turtle at Bethesda Elementary School on Saturday, April 17 from 10am until 11:30am. For more information about the Bethesda Literary Festival, please visit: http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/bethesda-literary-festival

Survey Conducted on Attitudes and Concerns about Biking ˆ The Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals (AFBP) has invited women from across the country to participate in a survey to explore attitudes women have about cycling. As of March 28, they received over 7,000 responses. Add your voice today: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=261ae%2f5vYW6CL0QNgnk24U4cIFo3C4tYdzYFs8hepq4%3d&

Washington Freedom and the Fire Department are Teaming Up! ˆ Join the Washington Freedom, the region‚s elite professional women‚s soccer team and the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service at the Bethesda Fire Station 6 TODAY at 4pm. Everyone is invited to help them kick off the Spring into Summer Safely campaign! The Bethesda Fire Department is located at 6600 Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, Maryland. Parking is available behind the station.

Please Use Caution in Work Zones ˆ MCDOT would like to remind the community to please drive gently and safely through any County, State or utility work site. Please keep all children under close supervision at all times. Follow the direction of flaggers, temporary signs, and traffic control devices. For a listing of selected construction or maintenance activities affecting traffic, bike, and pedestrian travel, please visit: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/dot/tmc/getconstruction.asp

Spring Events on the Canal ˆ April 17th is C&O Canal Pride Day, the largest volunteer event in the C&O Canal National Historic Park. Come out and enjoy the outdoors, meet new people and participate in the national spirit of unity and service. Show your pride by taking part in one of the projects at Great Falls. For more information, please visit: www.canaltrust.org

Earth Day House Party ˆ Bethesda Green will host an Earth Day House Party on Sunday, April 18th from 2-4pm in downtown Bethesda at 4519 Cheltenham Drive. Listen to an array of speakers discuss key environmental issues pertaining to our local, national, and international community. For more information, please visit: www.bethesdagreen.org

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