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See Recreation - Bicycling for information about longer-term rentals 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 AAATA buses have exterior bike racks that accommodate 2 bikes at no extra charge.

The Ann Arbor Bike Share Program, a bike share system intended for short trips around town. Thirteen stations around town and on the U-M campus. Adults age 18 and over can join at station kiosks or online. Members have access to an unlimited number for 60-minute trips. To ride longer than 60 minutes with no usage fees, return bike to any station and check the bike back out again. Trips over 60 minutes: $3 per half hour. info@arborbike.org, arborbike.org.

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. Pick up and drop off bikes at: Outdoor Adventures (336 Hill; 764-3967). Drop off only at: North Campus Recreational Building (2375 Hubbard; 763-4560).

The getDowntown program (see Commuting Alternatives (in this section) rents bike lockers at 7 downtown locations for $60/year. The program also manages Bike Houses at the Maynard and Ann/Ashley Parking Structures where employees can park securely for $75/year. (734) 794-1876, info@getdowntown.org

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