A wheely healthy commute: Bike to work in PA

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Biking is a healthy, accessible and affordable mode of transportation. It offers a reduced environmental footprint with no fuel expenses or parking fees, low maintenance costs, and provides a cardiovascular workout.

With thousands of miles of bicycle routes and increasing focus on improving bicycling safety and access in Pennsylvania, there are lots of ways that you can ride your bike. Check out the state’s designated BicyclePA routes and all of the trails and tourism options Pennsylvania provides.

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.

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Getting Started Riding Your Bike 

If you’re thinking about commuting by bike, here are 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.

Bike to Work Month 

May is National Bike Month (PDF), sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast and here in Pennsylvania.

Bike to Work in PA

Cyclists don’t need to wait until May to consider using their bike for a daily commute to work. Here are some ideas to get your started:

  • 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.

  • 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.

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