Bike

TraffixUsing your bike for transportation is a great way to save money, improve your health, and help the environment. It’s also a great way to reduce the stress that is sometimes caused by traffic congestion.

The number of people who bike to work grew about 60 percent in the last decade. With so many more people making bicycling part of their workday routine, it’s become the fastest growing mode of commuting.

 

Bike Amenities, Storage & Routing

Hampton Roads Transit makes your longer trips easier with buses, ferries, and light rail vehicles equipped with spaces for your bike.

Bus: Bicycle racks are mounted on the front of Hampton Roads Transit buses. Each rack holds two bikes. There are instructions on how to use them here.

Light Rail: Bikes racks are available inside the Tide train and many stations have bicycle parking.

Ferry: Bike racks are available inside all three ferry boats.

Lost and found: Did you lose your bike on a HRT bus, ferry, or light rail? Contact them to find out if it’s been found.

Bike Lockers: These are located at the Silverleaf Transit Center in Virginia Beach.

Bike Repair Stations: Look for a bike maintenance station to perform basic up-keep on your bike.

Looking for the best route to take? Check out area bike maps below or use Google Maps to plan your trip.

Norfolk | Virginia Beach | Chesapeake | Virginia State Bicycle Map

Programs

Traffix_300_Bike02TRAFFIX provides the following commuter assistance programs for bike commuters:

  • NuRide
    Sign up for this free program to earn rewards for bike commuting.
  • Guaranteed Ride
    If you commute to work by bike, sign up for this free emergency ride program.

TRAFFIX Bike Month Events

May 12 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Bike with the Virginia Beach Mayor and Executive Officer of NAS Oceana
May 16 5:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Bike Outreach at Newport News Transit Center
May 17 4:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Bike Outreach at Silverleaf Commuter Center
May 20 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Bike Pitstops at High Street Ferry Landing and MacArthur Square

 Find other Bike Month events at norfolkbikemonth.com and bikeleague.club

Bike Groups & Additional Information

Bike advocacy groups are a helpful resource for routes, travel tips, and more. Check out the links below for information about local and state bike groups.