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Ride Your Bike to Work

Bicycling is an ideal form of commuting to and from work. Highest potential is with employees who live from one to five miles from the worksite.

Benefits to Your Employer

  • improved employee health and well being
  • reduced need for parking
  • Reduced stress in the work place

Benefits to employees

Benefits to the community

  • improve air quality
  • reduced fuel consumption and highway congestion


Bicyclists should always take safety precautions such as: wear a helmet, ride with traffic, have lights and reflectors if riding in dark or twilight. For more information on bicycle commuting, contact the YVCOG office.

Bikes and Buses

You can take your bike along when you ride the bus. All vehicles in Yakima Transit's routed service have bike racks. You can just load your bike on the rack and go. There is no extra charge for the bike; you pay only the regular fare. You load and unload your bike yourself. For safety reasons, the driver can't leave the bus to help you, but can offer verbal instructions.

Showers and Changing Clothes

Most bike riders would want to take a shower after arriving at work (and their coworkers encourage this practice.) If it is not practical to shower at work, you may be able to use a local health club.





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Last modified: 06/11/12