Discover the Advantages of Exploring Michigan by Bicycle

  • Commuting by bicycle may be an option if you live 15 miles or less from your job and can identify safe routes to work. Even if you live more than 15 miles away from your job, you may be able to drive or take the bus for part of your route, or you can build up to a longer commute over time.

    Depending on distance and traffic conditions, you might be surprised to find that biking to work may not add that much time to your commute. Biking is a great way to incorporate exercise into your daily routine without having to pay for an expensive gym membership or take extra time out of your day. You also may be surprised to find how much energy you'll have when you get to work and when you get back home.

    Biking can save you money as well. The average cost of keeping an automobile running for a year is $3,000. For a bicycle, it's less than $300.

    If you want to get in shape, save money and the environment, why not give it a try?

    For a Michigan biking information packet, call:
    • The League of Michigan Bicyclists: 517-334-9100
    Although MDOT works to bring this information as a service to the biking public, please note it is not responsible for conditions or usability of trails. Bicyclists are urged to prepare their own assessment of traffic, roads, and trails and plan routes appropriate to their riding skills.