Why Bike to Work?

Bike to Work
  • Improved Health & Fitness: With just three hours of riding each week, your risk of heart disease and stroke is cut in half.
  • Time: Biking to work can eliminate the hassle of trying to figure out how to fit in a trip to the gym for a work out. You'll already get your exercise for the day in riding to work, freeing up your schedule for other activities.
  • Cost: The average cost of maintaining a bike is only about $50 to $100 a year - far cheaper than the cost of owning and maintaining a vehicle. Just the savings in gas, wear and tear and parking alone make biking to work a smart choice.
  • Clean Air: Motorized vehicles are a major source of air pollution. Riding a bike helps improve the environment!

Tips for Riding to Work

  • Ride at an easy pace to begin.
  • Ride your route on a weekend to find the easiest way to work.
  • Make sure that your bike is reliable and in good working order before you ride.
  • Keep multiple sets of clothing at work; rotate them on days you drive.
  • If it rains while at work, consider taking a bus or carpool to get home and ride home another day.
  • Obey traffic signs, ride on the right, signal turns, and stop at lights.
  • Wear bright clothing.
  • Wear a helmet every time you ride.
  • Consider adding a rack to the back of your bike to add carrying capacity.
  • Make sure that you have a lock to secure your bike while you are in a building.

Washington Bridge Closure Update

The bikeway on the Washington Bridge is currently closed weekdays for construction of the George Redman Linear Park. The path is open Saturdays and Sundays from dawn to dusk.

Find Bike Shops

Get out on the path! Rhode Island has lots of bike shops, and many of them have rentals if you are traveling or don't own a bike.