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Commuting By Bike Around DC

Commuting By Bike

With gas prices on the rise why not commute to work by bike.  There are hundreds of miles of trails around the region. You can find some of these trails at our Trails in the Northern Virginia Region page.  Or, come in and puchase one of the many maps we have of the local paved and unpaved trails.

The following information has been taken from the Washing Area Bicycle Association:   WABA's website

Commuting Routes into DC  

Safe Cycling Tips

Commuter Maps

Commuter Assistance

Have you always wanted to try biking to work, but didn't know how to get there? If our maps don't help, WABA offers a free Commuter Assistance service to our members. learn more>>

Metrobuses carry bicycles!

By December 31, all 1,450 Washington D.C. region buses will be equipped with racks to carry up to 2 bikes per bus.. The bike-on-bus program completes the missing link in a fully accessible transit system for bicyclists in the Washington D.C. region.

There is no fee for bringing a bike on a bus or on Metrorail. Unlike Metrorail, bikes will be allowed on buses even during rush hours. Cyclists can now transport their bikes aboard Metrobus in heavy-duty racks that can carry two bikes per bus. For more info

Metro rail

Bicycles are allowed on the trains on weekdays (except high ridership times: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) as well as all day on weekends and certain federal holidays. Bicyclists must use the elevators (not escalators) and ride in the last car. Most Metro-rail Stations have bicycle racks and/or lockers. Racks are free and available on a first-come, first served basis. Lockers must be rented by the month. For more info...Virginia Railway Express

Bicycles are no longer allowed on VRE trains.  Most VRE stations have bicycle parking.

Park-and-Ride Lots

Many areas Park-and-Ride Lots have bicycle racks and some have lockers. For more information contact the appropriate county ride share office or call Commuter Connections (800) 745-RIDE.

What if I need to get home in an emergency?

The Commuter Connections Guaranteed Ride Home Program provides emergency rides home to people who bicycle or take other alternative transportation to work. To sign up, call 1-800-745-RIDE or register on-line on the Commuter Connections web