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Biking to Work 101

Plan Your Arrival to Work:

Depending on your office dress code and the amount you anticipate sweating, you might want to pack or keep a change of clothes (and stick of deodorant) handy at the office. If your office doesn’t provide showers, check out the facilities at nearby gyms some even offer free trial memberships.

If your office doesn’t offer storage space for bikes, talk to HR about hanging hooks, cleaning out a closet, or buying a bike barn for storage. In New York City, the Bicycle Access Law was passed in 2010, which requires owners and managers of commercial buildings to permit employees to enter with their bicycles.

Be Safe:

Always wear your helmet and be aware and courteous to your fellow bicyclists and motorists. Check out your local bike coalition for safety workshops and advice. The SF Bike Coalition even offers a four-hour Urban Bicycling Workshop for beginner bikers with the aim to make novice cyclists feel more at east on the street.

Even for the inexperienced cyclist, biking to work is a fun, healthy, and rewarding activity. What is your advice to beginners for a fun and successful commute to work by bike?

Image credit: infomatique via Flickr

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4:42PM PDT on Jun 25, 2011

I tried this when I was commuting to class: steep inclines, no bike lanes, busy streets, and random sidewalk endings made it nearly impossible. I did it once, got freaked out, and went back to driving the 5-10 minutes. I'm hoping that now I'm closer to campus I can start this back up.

6:54AM PDT on Jun 22, 2011

I use my old bicycle each day to reach anything I need or have to do in time. Also because this small city - close to sea and the airport - is usually full of cars and trying to reach the other river side of the city by car is to become nervous soon. No thank you, if it's possible, this "free" way to move is much better and healthier! PS: you can also relax using your bike ;o)

12:10AM PDT on Jun 22, 2011

they hiring bike here in england

3:26AM PDT on Jun 21, 2011

Very helpful. Thanks.

9:50PM PDT on Jun 19, 2011

Thank you.

9:48PM PDT on Jun 19, 2011

More power to the people who bike!

12:51PM PDT on Jun 18, 2011

terrific idea! tks.

8:31AM PDT on Jun 18, 2011

Thanks for the article.

9:11PM PDT on Jun 17, 2011

Is there a bike loaning program in your city?

7:41PM PDT on Jun 17, 2011

Wish I could afford a bike.The one I had was stolen and I'm broke.

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