Bicycling is a healthy, economical, and environmentally friendly way to get to work. According to the 2019 American Community Survey, more than 800,000 people in the U.S. bike to work each day. Learn how you can commute by bike conveniently, safely, and comfortably. Our biking tips and maps are useful for recreational riding too!

Benefits of Biking

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Cost Savings

You don’t need to fill up a bike at a gas station. You also avoid fares, tolls, and parking fees.

Eco friendly environment

Pollution Reduction

Biking instead of driving lowers the overall production of emissions that harm the environment.

Physical Fitness

Biking bolsters heart health, boosts endurance, and builds muscle.

Mental Health

You can lower your stress and improve your mood by avoiding traffic jams while exercising outdoors.

How To Commute by Bike

To bike all or part of the way to work, you have several options:

  • Use your region’s rider rewards app or your favorite mapping tool to find bike routes to your workplace.
  • Combine biking with public transit by biking to a bus stop, metro station, or train station. In many cases, you can take your bike with you the rest of the way: Many Virginia transit buses have bike racks, and Metro and VRE allow bikes on board.
  • Check for bike share programs in your area, like the ones that serve Richmond and parts of Northern Virginia. These programs let you rent a bike for short trips by picking them up and dropping them off at designated stations.