Why should you consider commuting by bike?
There are many reasons to commute by bicycle. For starters, bicycle commuting exercises your commuting options and your body! It can also save money, reduce stress, improve air quality and it is often faster than driving (depending on your commute, of course).
Automobile ownership adds up fast - think of your fuel costs, insurance, auto maintenance, parking fees and car payments! If you replace your car or secondary vehicle with a bicycle, you can save up to 25% of your income.
Improve Air Quality
Did you know that short auto trips are up to three times more polluting than long trips? Each time you substitute a four-mile round-trip auto commute with a bike, you can prevent nearly 15 pounds of auto air pollution from contaminating your air. Bicycle commuting also reduces the water and noise pollution that are associated with driving a vehicle.
Bicycle commuting offers an abundance of health benefits. Studies have proven that bicycle commuting can reduce stress and the risk of heart disease, maintain or reduce weight, tone muscles, and even improve cardio-vascular fitness.
With the Bike-n-Bus Program, passengers can use their bicycles for part of the trip and bus for the rest! Bicycle racks are mounted on the front of each Mountain Metro bus and passengers may easily load a bicycle at any bus stop.
Use Mountain Metro Rides bike lockers to safely store for your bicycle and bike gear! Lockers can be leased for six months and may be renewed indefinitely.
Interactive and printable maps to help you get around town. Find paved trails, bike lanes and more.