If you have spent any amount of time in the Bay Area, you will know that many residents are cycling enthusiasts. Residents ride for various reasons – to exercise, commute to work, be eco-conscious or just to have fun. This passion is fueled by the area’s temperate weather and beautiful terrain that is perfect for a pleasant evening ride or a grueling weekend workout.Most Bay Area cities are realizing that bicycles are a popular form of transportation and now offer bike friendly routes which are safer for the rider, particularly during rush hour. Recently, the City of San Jose added 8 miles of new bike lanes downtown, many with extra space between motorists and bicyclists. To encourage people to use their bicycles more, Caltrain offers a public bike share system near 50 Caltrain stations located in Redwood City, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and San Jose, as well as free passage for your bicycle.
The popularity of cycling can also be seen in the burgeoning membership of Bay Area cycling clubs and teams as well as the number of pelotons (cycling term for a cluster of riders) you see on the weekends.
Wondering where to ride your bicycle? Check out these links to find the perfect route for wherever you want to go:
See you out there!