No parked cars? Don’t let the empty street fool you! Your favorite APS faces are still here working hard on this gorgeous Friday. We just took a different mode of transportation today for the Annapolis Bike to Work Day.
Conditions were perfect! With sunny skies and temperatures in the low 60s, a record number of pre-registered bikers came out to support the cause.
Today marks the 14th annual event to support biking in central Maryland. On the 3rd Friday in May, bikers from all of Anne Arundel County descend upon City Dock in downtown Annapolis to show their support.
Even local politicians get involved. Mayor Josh Cohen was in attendance, complete with a speech about his commitment to making Annapolis a more bike friendly community and we’re all for it! One of our County Councilman, Chris Trumbauer, was decked out in his business suit to make sure he got to work in time properly dressed.
It’s not all about speeches either; the rally also raffled off of a new bike and a few smaller prizes. None of us were winners this year so we’ll just have to try again next year…
APS had a strong presence. Aaron, Jarrett, Mike, Zach, Matt, and myself(Katie) made our way to City Dock. We’ll even give James credit, too. He showed up conveniently after the speeches were done…but just in time to grab a muffin.
After the rally was done, we joined with others heading back over the bridge to Eastport and made our way to work.
I also need to give Matt, the newest member of the APS team,credit for his impressive long distance bike ride. Matt did the 10 miles to work, which may not seem like a lot to some – but when compared to my… not even 1 mile commute…that’s a lot! Well done, Matt!
Happy Bike to Work Friday Everyone!