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 workout. 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 & Climate Change: 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.

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.