Bike to Work Day 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010
Learn about events in northern Virginia sponsored by the Washington Area Bicycle Assocation.

Know the Law

  • Bicyclists have the same rights and duties as vehicles.

  • Vehicles must pass with at least two feet clearance from bicyclists and at safe speeds.

  • Bicyclists may ride in the center of the travel lane under certain circumstances.

Bike Safety

  • Always ride in the direction of traffic.
  • Sidewalk riding is a leading cause of crashes with vehicles. Always yield to pedestrians and use caution at intersections.

  • Avoid the door zone of parked cars (staying four feet or more to the left).

Commuter Tips

  • Start by commuting one day a week and ease into a routine.

  • Take the bus – combine your bike commute with a ride on GRTC. Busses are equipped with bike racks.

  • Keep several outfits at work, so you don’t have to bring clothes for each trip.


Page last modified: Oct. 14, 2012