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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.

Ann Arbor has 79 miles of on-road bike lanes, 12 miles of shared-roads, 57.5 miles of shared road paths, and in the fall of 2019 the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority will introduce the City's first two-way protected bikeway on William Street. There are over 1000 bike parking spaces downtown including eight seasonal on-street bike racks and 10 bike lockers. The number of Ann Arborites biking to work doubled, from 2.4 percent to 5 percent, between 2000 and 2012, according to the Census Bureau's American community survey. For maps of city and county bike routes, see goo.gl/6GQDkE.

The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority (see Commuting Alternatives (in this section) rents secured bike lockers for commuters at five downtown locations for $60/year. For commuters, space in secured bike houses at the Maynard and Ann/Ashley parking structures is $75/year or $10/month. Free monthly trial. (734) 994-6697, parking@a2dda.org

Common Cycle, 416 W. Huron, #11, provides access to education, tools, and other resources. Volunteer mechanics teach and assist with bicycle repairs, ranging from fixing a flat to overhauling a headset. Ongoing programs include weekly public hours, regular maintenance courses, a woman/trans/femme program, and efforts to support underserved communities through bicycle redistribution. See website for hours, events and volunteer opportunities. communications@commoncycle.org, commoncycle.org

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