Two of the greatest things you can do--for your health, for the environment, and for traffic congestion is to ride a bike or walk to work. According to studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association (AMA), regular, quick walking is the simplest and the most effective way of preventing cardiovascular disease for both men and women. The AMA notes that a brisk tempo (over 5 km/hour (about 3.1 miles per hour) is more important than the duration. Biking and walking can also hep you maintain or reduce weight and tone muscles!
Bike Boy SM says that you should always wear a helmet while riding your bike. Make sure to replace your helmet if you have an accident and break your helmet.
GRTC has made it easier than ever to ride the bus and ride your bike, all at the same time! All GRTC buses, except coach models, are equipped with front-mounted bicycle racks so cyclists can load their bicycle onto a bus and catch a ride. The racks are easy to use and can accommodate a wide array of bike styles, from a child's version to a fully loaded adult-size bike. This service is free to all riders. Watch a short bike rack tutorial video!
Be a hero. Help RideFinders show Central Virginia that alternative transportation works! Simply record your alternative commute mileage on our easy Commuter Log. Click below to download a blank Commuter Log in Microsoft Excel or Adobe PDF format.
Email your log to: email@example.com
Each month you participate, mail or fax your completed Commuter Log to:
1013 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219