Bicycle Program

Recreational Bicycle Commuters

Recreational trips are typically taken by all age groups from children to senior citizens. These trips can range from a 50 mile weekend group ride, to a family outing along a quiet bike path, and all areas in between.

woman riding bicyle on santa ana river trail  Ride For Your Health
Three hours of riding per week can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%.

Characteristics of Recreational Bicycle Trips

Trip Characteristic Example Routes Cyclist Ability
Visual interest, shade, and protection from wind more important than directness of route Example Street Experienced, Casual
Loop trips preferred to backtracking Arlington Avenue Experienced, Casual
Trips may range from short to over 50 miles Watkins Drive Casual
Varied topography desired, depending on skill level of bicyclist Watkins Drive Casual
May drive bicycles to the starting point of a ride Example Drive Experienced, Casual
Trips typically occur on the weekend, before morning commute hours or after evening commute hours N/A Experienced, Casual
Pathway preference varies depending on skill level of cyclist. Example drives Experienced, Casual

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