Bicycle Program

Bicycle Commuters

According to a 2000 Census, 852 Riverside residents bicycled to work. This number does not include bicyclists who commute to school or for shopping, errands and other trips.

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The average person loses 13 pounds their first year of commuting by bike.

Why Bike to Work?

In a world concerned with climate change, pollution, congestion, gas prices, health, and wasted time, the question should really be, why not bike to work?Male Bicyclist riding across the street

  • Live too far? Ride the bus or drive part of the way and ride the rest!


  • Need a place to store your bike? Lockers are available to City Hall for employees who ride their bike to work. Click here for more information.

Characteristics of Commuter Bicycle Trips

Trip Characteristic Example Routes Cyclist Ability
Directness of route more important than visual interest, shade, protection from wind Magnolia/Market Corridor Experienced
Trips from residential to shopping or work areas and back Arlington Avenue Experienced, Casual
Trips are generally 1-5 miles in length Watkins Drive Casual
Flat topography desired Watkins Drive Casual
Use bicycle as a primary means of transportation mode for the trip; may transfer to public transportation; may or may not have access to a car for the trip N/A Experienced, Casual
Trips typically occur during the morning or evening commute hours (commute to school and work). Shopping trips also occur on weekends. N/A Experienced, Casual
Generally use on-street facilities, may use pathways if they provide easier access to destinations than on-street facilities N/A Experienced, Casual

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