Featured in The Maryland Independent Letter to the Editor by George Clark and Nicky Pires, Hughesville, June 2, 2017. Per the Maryland Independent, the writers are, respectively, the regional transit coordinator and the transportation demand management specialist for the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland.
The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland would like to thank all sponsors, presenters, and participants that helped to make this year’s Bike to Work/Wellness Day a success. This year’s event was held on May 19 in Indian Head.
Bike to Work/Wellness Day was hosted by the Town of Indian Head, Tri-County Council’s Commuter Assistance Program, in conjunction with the council’s Regional Transportation Coordination Program.
The focus of the Bike to Work/Wellness Day is to remind citizens that biking is one way to stay fit and healthy. The annual affair also aims to promote wellness and preventative measures, such as healthy eating habits, and the importance of alternative modes of transportation which promote cleaner air and cleaner air initiatives.
Through activities such as Bike to Work/Wellness Day, the Tri-County Council has county adopted best practices that encourage an environmentally friendly transportation alternative that reduces road congestion and encourages healthier lifestyles.
A hearty thank you to the bicyclists from the Southern Maryland region; Bike Doctor, Waldorf; Charles County Delegate Patterson; Charles County Sheriff’s Office; Charles County Public Facilities, Parks Division — Indian Head Rail Trail; Charles County Senior Show Troupe; the Henry E. Lackey AFJRROTC; Indian Head Elementary School – 5th Grade; Maryland Department of Transportation; Maryland Transit Administration; Oxon Hill Bike Club; Spring Dell Center, Inc.; Town of Indian Head and Mayor Brandon Paulin; and the volunteers/citizens of Indian Head and Charles County.