Bike to Work - Commuting by Bike

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Bicycling can be a fun, dependable and virtually free mode of transportation. Bicycling also burns 300 to 500 calories an hour, so you can commute and stay fit at the same time.

Once you discover the freedom, convenience and fitness benefits of biking to work, you'll wonder why you didn't start riding sooner. If your work place is too far to bike, consider riding to transit stations or Park & Ride lots. Enjoy the ride!

Getting Ready

Before starting out, take time to consider the following:

What route will you take?

What are your worksite's facilities?

Check your equipment.

Find a Bike Buddy.

Ride the route on your day off.

Know in advance where you'll park.

Know the rules of the road.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is riding a bike in traffic during commute hours dangerous?

Will biking lengthen my commute?

How expensive is biking?

Will my clothes get wrinkled on the way to work?

Find Your Route!

Use the 511 BikeMapper to find recommended roadways and paths in your community for your next bicycle adventure.

Team Bike Challenge

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