Herndon and Reston businesses honored for encouraging biking to work

Several local employers were honored for their participation in Bike to Work Day (via DATA)

More than two dozen local businesses were honored last month for their commitment to “green commuting.”

Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn honored the 29 businesses for taking part in this year’s Bike to Work Day employer challenge, which rewarded companies that encouraged their employees to commute via bicycle.

Alcorn said the new Silver Line stations from Reston to Ashburn mean more employees than ever have the option for cycling to and from a bus or train stop.

“Employers who encourage a healthy and green commute, and employees who enjoy our scenic trails on the way to work all contribute to Fairfax County’s sustainability efforts and quality of life,” Alcorn said.

The challenge by the Dulles Area Transport Association (DATA) recognizes local medium and large companies with five or more employees for participating in Bike to Work Day. DATA is a nonprofit public-private partnership between businesses, government, and the community in the greater Dulles area.

The July 28 ceremony also recognized participating small businesses with two or more employees.

A list of this year’s participants is below.

Amazon/Amazon Web Services
Advanced Simulation Technology Inc
ATA Engineering
Booz Allen Hamilton
Elden Street Tea Shop
Fairfax County Public Schools
Fannie Mae
General Dynamics
Herndon Animal Medical Center
Homegrown power Yoga
Kimley – Horn
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
Northop Grumman
SAIC (formerly Engility)
TMobile Corporate
Town of Herndon
U. S. Geological Survey