According to a 2000 Census, 852 Riverside residents
bicycled to work. This number does not include bicyclists who commute to school or for shopping, errands and other trips.
|Ride For Your Health
The average person loses 13 pounds their first year of commuting by bike.
In a world concerned with climate change,
pollution, congestion, gas prices, health, and wasted time, the
question should really be, why not bike to work?
|Trip Characteristic||Example Routes||Cyclist Ability|
|Directness of route more important than visual interest, shade, protection from wind||Magnolia/Market Corridor||Experienced|
|Trips from residential to shopping or work areas and back||Arlington Avenue||Experienced, Casual|
|Trips are generally 1-5 miles in length||Watkins Drive||Casual|
|Flat topography desired||Watkins Drive||Casual|
|Use bicycle as a primary means of transportation mode for the trip; may transfer to public transportation; may or may not have access to a car for the trip||N/A||Experienced, Casual|
|Trips typically occur during the morning or evening commute hours (commute to school and work). Shopping trips also occur on weekends.||N/A||Experienced, Casual|
|Generally use on-street facilities, may use pathways if they provide easier access to destinations than on-street facilities||N/A||Experienced, Casual|