Exercise. Environment. Fun. The day is intended to really combine them all. The Montgomery County Commissioners along with the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Authority (GVF TMA) will team up to bring National Bike To Work Day to Montgomery County.
"Communities in Motion, a GVF TMA Foundation will organize a group bike ride to observe National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17," said Maureen Farrell COO of Communities in Motion. "This will mark the second annual bike to work day with the Montgomery County Commissioners."
This event, Farrell said, is held in conjunction with Communities in Motion's National Bike to Work Challenge, which began May 1 and runs until Sept. 30.
The organizations have planned for two unique spaces to start the day, to allow the most county residents to attend.
"The day will start in two separate locations, so participants can choose their start point based on their home location," said Farrell.
Montgomery County Commissioner Chair Josh Shapiro and Montgomery County Commissioner Vice-Chair Leslie Richards will lead a group bike ride from the Spring Mill Train Station, located at 98 Station Ave., Conshohocken.
Parking is available at the Spring Mill Fire Company. The ride will be leaving at 7:45 a.m. from the fire hall. SEPTA's General Manager Joseph Casey and Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission's Executive Director, Barry Seymour, will also be riding from this location.
Another group will be leaving from the Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, located at 101 New Mill Road, in Norristown at 7:35 a.m. Among these riders will be U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr.'s regional representative.
All participants will ride together and meet at the Norristown Transportation Center for a press event, followed by complimentary refreshments and an opportunity to visit different informational tables such as Air Quality Partnership, Bikesport, Clean Air Council, Communities in Motion, PA Department of Environmental Protection, Montgomery County and SEPTA.
The following individuals are scheduled to speak at the event:
- Welcome by: Maureen Farrell, COO, Communities in Motion
- Josh Shapiro, Chair, Montgomery County Commissioner
- Joseph Casey, General Manager, SEPTA
- Barry Seymour, Executive Director, DVRPC
- Cosmo Servidio, Regional Director, PA Department of Environmental Protection Southeast Regional Office
- Kurt Imhof, Regional Representative for U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr.
- Douglas Webb, Veterans & Military Affairs Coordinator for Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz
Also expected to attend the press event is Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor and PA State Representative Matthew Bradford.
Information courtesy of GVF TMA