Welcome NIH BIKE PEOPLE
Friday May 19th, 2023
TENTATIVE PLANNING FOR THE 2023 BIKE TO WORK DAY EVENT
We would probably need NIH BTWD Volunteers in 3 categories:
We need help planning! We need three people to help us in a role that won’t take up too much of your time, but is crucial for our success. Plus, it makes a great line on a resume.
Publicity chair – help us get the word out and coordinate flyers and social media posts.
Registration table captain – be the point person for volunteers arriving to help with registration on the day.
Food table captain – be the point person for food and volunteers, helping to organize & distribute food on the day.
We need help on the actual day! This is a great opportunity to become involved in the Bicycle Club. Please let me know if you can help on that day (anytime between 6:00 and 10:00 am).
We need help with various tasks that need to get done ahead of the day. The publicity chair will need help spreading the word. Or, perhaps you aren’t able to volunteer on the actual day, but you can help us contact vendors for prize donations, or other small tasks that need to get done. Many hands make light work, and each individual task you can help with, helps to make BTWD a success.
The first organizational meeting will be announced soon.
We hope for collaboration with the generous donors listed below for participant Raffle Prizes:
BTWD is a great time -- come and celebrate bicycle commuting with Dr. Collins and your Bicycle Club and other NIH colleagues this year!
Get news regarding bike commuter issues by e-mail; join the NIH BCC listserv.
Note: See new information regarding NIH BCC Jerseys. Get them before this year's Bike to Work Day!
Thanks for helping NIH be a leader in environmentally conscious and healthy commuting.
note: Cyclists may use the vehicle gates. See here for more information.
The bicycle commuter club provides an interactive forum for NIH cyclists, contributes to NIH-wide events and provides a voice to various NIH offices representing our bicycle commuting interests.
A taste of the Celebration - See a collection of BTW videos below
Witness below the audacity of Bike to Work 2014 participants...
Over 155 intrepid bicycle commuters arrived and signed-in at the BTWD pit stop this morning. We appreciate the generous contributions of the Pit Stop sponsors, Hudson Trail Outfitters, Proteus Bicycles, Giant Foods and Upper Crust Bakery. Our thanks also go to the Division of Amenities and Transportation Services that provided the indispensable infrastructure for Bike to Work Day.
Joe Cox of NIH-DATS was awarded the Carl Henn statue for promoting and furthering the safety of bicycle commuters on the NIH campus.
Close Call Database
A new resource for bicyclists. This community-fed database lists details of negative to dangerous encounters with other vehicle operators. The idea is to become informed about bicycle commuting realities to help make every ride a safer one. Check out http://closecalldatabase.com/ .
Emergency flat tire repair kits stationed around campus!
To promote the use of alternative transportation, the Division of Amenities and Transportation Services has generously purchased emergency kits for bicycle repairs. These repair kits are stored at 11 Colonial Parking Booths throughout the Bethesda campus. Just ask any of the Colonial Parking attendants to assist you with their locations. These emergency kits consist of a floor pump, patch kit, tire levers, and spare inner tubes. These inner tubes are for emergency use only and must be replaced by the person taking one. Please return all parts of the repair kit after use so others may continue to benefit from the kits. Three tube sizes are stocked at each station:
1. 26 x 1.25 -1.75
2. 27 x 1 1/8 – 1 ¼ (700 X 28C – 32C)
3. 700 x 18C -23C
Please check the tube valve (presta or shrader) to make sure it is consistent with your wheel before taking a tube. And if you have unwanted (new) tubes at home that you no longer need, feel free to donate to the collection. You could make someone's day! Enjoy and please respect this awesome investment in bike commuting by the NIH!