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RIDE Solutions maintains bicycle commuter information that promotes and develops bicycling as a prime alternative mode of transportation for the Roanoke Region.

Commuters registered with RIDE Solutions have access to their Guaranteed Ride Home program, offering up to four free cab rides a year in case of emergencies (which, for bicycle commuters, includes sudden inclement weather), so long as you get to work by bike, foot, carpool, or bus. In addition to commuter assistance, RIDE Solutions works with area businesses to promote commuting options through the workplace partnership program. Anyone commuting into or out from the Roanoke and New River Valleys qualifies, and the program is free.

Biking Resources

Road Cycling Rules of the Road: When riding on roads, bicycles are subject to the same laws as motor vehicles. Riders of all ages should use these tips to help ensure safe and legal bike operation. The law also requires bicyclists to ride single file on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Guide to Bicycle Commuting in the New River and Roanoke Valleys: This guide from the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission presents common-sense solutions for casual riders. It addresses concerns of bicycle commuters, who are generally using city streets and face special challenges of safety and visibility during peak traffic times.

Bicycling Laws and Safety Tips: Learn about cycling laws and other safety tips to keep you riding in Roanoke.

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