Benefits and Rewards of Biking

Bicyling for transportation has many benefits, from health to financial and for the community.

Health

Walking or bicycling to work is associated with lower weight and less weight gain, whether or not people perform other, more vigorous, forms of exercise.

Just three hours of bicycling per week can reduce a person’s risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%.

Financial

A bike is 30 times less expensive to buy and maintain than a car.

Community

Communities with high rates of cycling tend to have reduced rates of traffic deaths and injuries among bicyclists and pedestrians.

Shifting travel to non-motorized modes provides relatively large pollution reduction benefits because it tends to reduce short urban trips which have relatively high emission rates, so each 1% of automobile travel replaced by walking and cycling is estimated to reduce motor vehicle emissions by 2 to 4%.

Track your trips

Manually track your trips through Metro Transit’s online Trip Tracker and you can see your emissions reductions, calories burned, money saved and be eligible for even more prizes.
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Guaranteed Ride Home

Ensure you are never stranded at work or school with the Guaranteed Ride Home program. Get reimbursed up to $100 per year for qualifying emergency rides.

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ZAP Twin Cities

Enjoy all of the benefits of biking to work or school, with added incentives. Get tagged, get ZAPped, get rewarded.