Benefits of Biking to Work
More Washington area commuters are finding that biking to work is an enjoyable and economical form of transportation. As Paul Ryan, a lawyer at Clark Construction in Bethesda says, "You get fit, get fresh air, and burn off stress." Other benefits include:
- Economic - It's inexpensive.
- Health - You can commute to work and stay in shape. A five-mile, one-way commute burns 300 calories round-trip for a 130-pound woman.
- Environment - More bikes mean less traffic congestion and less pollution.
Click here to download our brochure "Biking to Bethesda."
Bethesda Bike Rack Locations
Click here to find a bike rack near your employer.
|To Bethesda from||Distance (miles)||Time (minutes)|
|DC (Dupont Circle)||7.1||34|
|Distances are approximate. Your exact starting point could lengthen or shorten your trip. Time is based on an average speed of 12mph. Distance is estimated by using the end destination: 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814|
If you are thinking about trading in four wheels for two, here are some recommendations for getting started:
- Try a practice run on the weekend
- Find another person to ride with you
- Begin gradually with just one day a week at first
- Bike to the Metro or put your bike on a Ride On bus
- Contact the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) at www.waba.org to help you find the best commuter route for you
You will need the appropriate equipment for bicycle commuting. Here is a list of the essentials:
- Bike helmet
- Bicycle lock
- Basic tool kit
Metro Bike Requirements
Bike-'N-Ride on Metro and Metrobus
For more information, contact Tom Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-656-0868 x 130.