To find bike options for your trip, begin by starting a trip search via the trip search tool or from your My Commute widget.
Your trip search results will include suggestions for bike routes to travel between your origin and destination. Generally two results are displayed - a more direct route, and a secondary route that may take longer but makes use of more bike-friendly resources like shared pathways and bike lanes.
Bike Share Locations
Some cities and employers offer bike-sharing systems as an additional option to consider when you're planning your trips. To discover available bike shares along your route, click the Bike Share Locations map layer. Icons will appear for locations where bikeshare docks or dockless bikes can be found:
If the location is a bike share dock, the number of bikes available and empty spaces available will appear.
You may want to search for new trip options from a bike share location - for example if you want to find transit routes that start or end near a bikeshare - just click on the link to re-plan your trip to or from the selected location.
Bikepools are like carpools, but with bikes! Sometimes called Bike Buddies, the goal is to match cyclists with similar routes that may want to ride together. This can be especially helpful for pairing new riders with partners who are veteran bike commuters to help build confidence navigating your city's streets.
Within the bike section of your trip search results you can toggle back and forth between a normal bike route and bikepools. The mode card on the left-hand side will also display an additional group icon if a bikepool is available along your route:
Available bikepools are listed to the right after clicking on the bikepool button. For each listing you can see the details of the trip including preferences and days and times.
Contact a cyclist by clicking on the card for the bikepool you’re interested in to expand the window and review its details, then click ‘Connect’. Compose your message to the commuter then click send, and your message will be emailed directly to the user.
Your message to the cyclist will include your name and your email address. If you would like to include additional contact options, you can add that to your message. Once you and the other user connect, you can work out the details of the trip and be on your way.
You can specify that you are interested in being part of a bikepool for any saved commute on your profile. Just like carpools, once saved, your bikepool preference and any details you added will appear to other eligible commuters that search for commute options in the same area.