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See Recreation - Bicycling for information about bike maps, rentals, repairs, and cycling groups.

Bicyclists must follow the same laws as motorized vehicles when riding on the street, including riding with the direction of traffic, coming to complete stops at all stop signs and red lights, and using a headlight and rear reflector before sunrise and after sunset. When riding on the sidewalk, bicyclists must yield to pedestrians and have and use an audible signal device such as a horn or bell to warn pedestrians of their presence. All fixed-route AATA buses have exterior bike racks that accommodate 2 bikes at no extra charge.

The Ann Arbor Bike Share Program, expected to launch April 2014, will initially service the downtown area and the U-M campus and is anticipated to include 125 bikes at 14 stations. Adults age 18 and over will be able to join at station kiosks or online; memberships will be on a 24-hour, 7-day, or annual basis. Members may use bikes for up to 30 minutes for free, and return the bike to any of the 14 stations; rides longer than 30 minutes for a fee. bikeshare@cec-mi.org, cec-mi.org/bikeshare

The U-M's Blue Bike program offers daily, weekend, and semester rentals for U-M students, faculty, and staff. Rates begin at $5 for a daily rental, $10 for the weekend, and $75 for the semester. The bikes are available at two campus locations: Outdoor Adventures (336 Hill; 764-3967) and the North Campus Recreational Building (2375 Hubbard; 763-4560). recsports.umich.edu/bluebikes

The getDowntown program (see Commuting Alternatives in this section) rents bike lockers at 7 downtown locations for $60/year. (734) 214-0100, info@getdowntown.org

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