Riding a bicycle provides a fun way to get around while increasing physical activity, reducing traffic congestion, helping the environment and even saving money! While the yearly cost of owning and operating a vehicle is over $9,000, or 18 percent of the average household’s income, owning and maintaining a bicycle can cost as little as $120 per year. As U. S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has said, “Bicycles are a critical part of a cleaner, greener future in American transportation, so keep those wheels spinning.”
May is Bike Month
May is National Bike Month and holds many opportunities to promote bicycle use and safety. Coordinated by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month will be celebrated with various activities around the nation, including Bike-to-Work Week from May 11 to 15. Bike-to-Work Day will take place on Friday, May 15.
Gary Shell Cross City Trail
This trail is primarily an off-road, multi-use trail which will provide bicycle and pedestrian access to numerous recreational, cultural, educational and employment destinations in Wilmington. Visit www.crosscitytrail.org for more information. Click here for a map of the trail.
River to Sea Bikeway
This route is an eleven mile on and off-road bicycle route that follows the Historic Beach Car Line which, in the early 1900's, carried vacationers from downtown Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach by trolley. The bikeway is comprised of neighborhood residential streets, off-road multi-use paths, and a few busy arterials roadways. Visit www.rivertoseabikeway.com for more information. Click here for a map of the Bikeway.
In support of alternative forms of transportation, the entire Wave fleet is equipped with bicycle racks. The racks fold down for easy use and access.
The bike racks carry two bicycles and feature independent loading.
Best of all, there is no additional charge for your bicycle. If you don't live close enough to walk to a Wave stop, take your bike along with the confidence that it will arrive at your final destination as safely as you do. Click here for to learn how to use Wave Transit's bus racks.
Local Biking Events
River to Sea Bike Ride Saturday, May 04, 2013
Run, Ride & Roll Saturday, June 01, 2013
NCDOT Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation
Bike commute calculator
Safety tips for commuting by bike