More than 14,000 bicyclists—including a few lawyers—saddled up for Washington's annual bike to work day.
The event is meant to encourage cyclists of all skill levels to commute by bike and raise awareness about biking. There are more than 70 pit stops, scattered across D.C., Maryland and Virginia, for the riders.
T. Scott Thompson, a communications partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, has been commuting to work via bicycle from Arlington, Va. for the past 12 years. Thompson, who was a competitive cyclist in college, said a couple of co-workers spurred him to start commuting by bike in 2001. After about a month, he was hooked.