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RIDESHARE - Bike buddy, tips

New Earth Week and Bike buddy Promotion Apr. 19-27

Register between Apr. 19 and Apr. 27, indicate your interest in bicycle commuting, and receive a free reflective bike band. (more...)

Advantages to cycling with a buddy

  • Together you are more visible to traffic
  • Ride will seem to go faster
  • Security in knowing there is a buddy there to help if a problem develops
  • Together you will feel more confident to try new routes

Establish a good bike buddy partnership

  • Discuss and agree on a meeting point
    • Park and ride lots, retail parking lots, and parks are a good place to start
    • Be punctual
    • Use cell phones to communicate
    • Arrive with your gear and equipment ready to ride
  • Discuss your experience levels and agree who should lead and who should follow
  • Agree on a route before starting out
  • Discuss a pace you both are comfortable with and what to do if separated by traffic or traffic signals. Keep at least one bike distance between you
  • Be predictable in your riding habits
    • Ride straight and maintain a relatively constant speed
  • Warn each other of hazards

Other bike information


Related information:

  • New commuters, register now!
  • After registering - run a match list, contact your matches, and track your commute for a record of your savings.

  • Already registered? Log in!
  • Log in/update your profile, run new match lists, track your commute, retrieve forgotten passwords.

Questions about the content of this page:
Karen Schmiechen, karen.schmiechen@dot.wi.gov SSI - Contact info.
Last modified: April 11, 2014

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