Riding a bike offers a cheap, environmentally friendly alternative to your daily commute, that’s healthy and fun. Trade your gas pedal for bicycle pedals on Bike to Work Day, from 6:30-9 a.m., Friday, May 17.

Rockville is once again stoking a friendly rivalry with the City of Frederick and competing to see which city will register more cyclists for Bike to Work Day. Help Rockville win bragging rights by registering at one of two city-sponsored pit stops. Participants who register by Friday, May 10 and stop by pit stops at Rockville Town Square or Fallsgrove receive a free T-shirt, refreshments and inspiration before their ride to work. They’ll also be entered for a raffle to win a new bike. Visit www.biketoworkmetrodc.org for registration, an interactive map of pit stop locations and more information.

Rockville’s YouTube channel has a series of safety tips for bicyclists.

Learn more about bicycling in Rockville at www.rockvillemd.gov/bicycling and www.rockvillemd.gov/rbac.