Biking is a healthy and affordable way to get around. There are no fuel expenses or parking fees, and you get a free workout in the process. It’s also an environmentally friendly type of transportation.
With more paths available and safer routes, biking is becoming more popular than ever. It’s also great to use along with public transportation — riding your bike to the train or bus terminal, and taking public transit the rest of the way.
If you’re thinking about commuting by bike, here’s a few quick tips for getting started:
- Get a physical. If you haven’t exercised for a while, you may want to check with your doctor before biking.
- Learn safety. When you’re biking, safety always comes first. Learn more about biking safety and laws.
- Get your gear. Tune up your bike and get any gear you need for your commute. Find biking gear.
- Select a route. Plan your route in advance and do a test run in your car to look for any potential danger spots. View statewide bike routes.
- Talk to your employer. Your company may offer showers, changing facilities, bike storage and other benefits.
Bike to Work Information in PA
- CommuteInfo: offers bike pooling for Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence and Westmoreland counties.
- Commuter Services of Pennsylvania: offers information on combining biking and public transportation in Adams, Berks, Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Monroe, Perry, Pike, Schuylkill, and York counties.