Team Detrick met at the Post Exchange on May 18 for Bike to Work Day 2012. Team Detrick was comprised of nearly 20 riders from across the installation.
An estimated 200 participants from around the county met at Hood College at 6:45 a.m. to begin the three mile course. Teams participating were the City of Frederick, Frederick Memorial Hospital and Fort.
Garrison Commander, Col. Allan Darden gave the opening remarks, speaking about how riding bikes contributes to our sustainability efforts, saves gas and is great exercise. Darden said it was great to see the community come together for such a fun and important event.
The league announced the largest round of Bicycle Friendly Communities in the program's history. The City of Frederick was recognized as a Bronze riding community by League of American Bicyclists. League President Andy Clarke said, "The popularity of this program is clear evidence that simple steps to make bicycling safe and comfortable pay huge dividends in civic, community and economic development."
The next biggest riding event will take place in August. The event, Tour De Frederick, has several challenging rides to choose ranging from eight to 78 miles. For information, visit www.tour defrederick.com