Bicycle Commuting in Washington, DC

A Better Way to Commute

Take control of your commute and arrive to work energized and ready to go. Commuting by bike gives you control over your morning. Pick your route, avoid parking fees, fares, and gas prices. Plus, you’ll be helping out the planet while getting a workout in before work.

Bike Routes

The DC area is full of great bike trails to get you where you need to go. The Mt. Vernon Trail travels alongside the GW Parkway and branches off into Downtown DC via the Custis Trail. This is an excellent commuting route since it’s car-free and well maintained. Need to get somewhere else? Try this route finder provided by Bike Arlington.

Metro Closures This Summer

WMATA will be closing the six Blue and Yellow Line stations south of Reagan Airport starting Saturday, May 25 through Labor Day, Monday, September 2. These closures are a part of Metro's three-year Platform Improvement Project that includes 20 Metrorail stations. 

This closure includes the following stations — Braddock Road, King Street, Eisenhower Ave, Huntington, Van Dorn Street, and Franconia-Springfield. 

Why not take this time to try commuting by bike to work. Our friendly staff and community partners are ready to help you get started.

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Learn to Commute with the Alexandria BPAC

The Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) promotes walking, biking, and other active transportation, and advocates for infrastructure, policy, and cultural changes that create a safe, accessible, and livable city for all.

Want to bike to work, the farmers’ market, or that charming cafe you’ve heard about, but not sure how to bike there safely?  

Request a bike mentor! A bike mentor will help you find the best route, make sure your bike is ready to roll, ride with you, and answer your questions. Do you want to start biking to work or school? Do you want to feel more comfortable biking to places like the farmers' market or the library? Do you want to learn how to ride a bike?

Are you an experienced and enthusiastic bicycle rider willing to share the thrills of riding a bike to work or shopping?  

Be a bike mentor! As a mentor you will help a mentee achieve their biking goals – whether that’s learning how to bike commute, getting comfortable biking to the farmers’ market, or figuring out how to bike safely to the nearest trail. If you’re an experienced rider who lives or works in Alexandria, please consider becoming a bike mentor.

Special Financing

With 12 months deferred interest, you can get the perfect commuter bike today while staying within budget.