Bike to Work Day
On Friday May 17, 2013 Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invites you to join over 10,000 area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work. Attend one of 70 pit stops throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia to receive a free T-shirt, refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for a free bicycle! To register or more information, http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/, http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/bike/btwd2013.htm.
We're going GREEN!
APPROVED BIKE ROUTES IN TOWN
Vienna BAC is very pleased to announce 6 more bike routes in Town of Vienna. To learn more about the background and locations of the bike routes, click on Bike Routes.
Tell us what you think -- if you have any comments, suggestions about the bike routes, signage, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
***Bike Racks Coming Soon***
Spring 2013, Vienna Shopping Center - The home of Panera, Foster's Grill will be unveiling their customized bike racks.
Summer 2013, Danor Shopping Center - Bike Racks will be available at Fresh Market, Elevation Burgers.
Summer 2013, Extreme Pizza - Ride your bike to Extreme Pizza and stay awhile for a slice.
Stay Tuned for Ribbon Cutting Ceremony dates!!!
For the list of businesses with bike racks in Town, click on Bike Friendly Partners and Special Offers tab.
SAFETY TIP: Please remember to lock your bikes at one of these bike racks while you are shopping around Town.
If you own a business and you would like to add a bike rack on-site, email Cris Janoski at email@example.com.
Question: Which Picture is the correct way to lock your bike to a bike rack?
Answer: Picture A is correct.
Position your bike frame and wheels so that you take up as much of the open space within the U-portion of the lock as possible. The tighter the lock up, the harder it will be for a thief to insert a pry bar and pry open your lock. If your U-lock has its keyway on the end of the crossbar, position the lock with its keyway end facing down towards the ground. This makes it harder for the thief to access your lock.
A Safety Tip from our Friends at Vienna Police Department
Start seeing everyone "Eye to Eye" - A message to all Bicyclists, Pedestrians, Drivers
When crossing a street, driveway entrance, or encountering walkers, riders, or drivers in Vienna, make "Eye to Eye" contact to be sure you can safely proceed.
Vienna Police Department Bicycle Registration
Complete the Vienna Police Department Registration Form which will be forwarded to the Vienna Police Department for review. Once approved, you can pick up a Bicycle License which can then be used for identification if your bicycle is stolen.
To learn more about Vienna Police Department's Safety Programs, email MPO Gary Lose at Vienna Police Dept, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703.255.6396.
SAFETY ON THE W&OD TRAIL
GET B.A.C. TO BASICS
As the summer activities on the W&OD trail increase, Vienna BAC would like to remind everyone to get B.A.C. to basics and --
B - Be aware of your surroundings; mile markers, streets, obstacles etc.
A - Acknowledge everything and everyone surrounding you.
C - extend Courtesy to all on the W&OD.
If an incident happens, stop, call 911, and tell them mile marker or street close to you. Safety is the best means of prevention - Pass it along!
Committee Meeting Schedule
The Town of Vienna Bicycle Advisory Committee meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 8:00pm at the Community Center. The public is welcome to attend.
21 March 2013
18 April 2013
16 May 2013
20 June 2013
18 July 2013
All current and past meeting minutes are available online, click on Meeting Minutes to view.