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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. TheRide fixed-route 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, and 57.5 miles of shared road paths. The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority recently introduced the city's first two-way protected bikeways, on William St. and First St. The DDA will complete a second two-way protected bikeway on First St. in the fall of 2020. There are more than 1,000 bike parking spaces downtown including eight seasonal on-street bike racks and 10 bike lockers. 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. (734) 994-6697, parking@a2dda.org

Common Cycle, 416 W. Huron, #11, is a community-based organization empowering Ann Arbor to ride bicycles by providing access to education, tools, and other resources. Volunteer mechanics teach and assist with repairs, from fixing a flat to overhauling a headset. Programs include public hours, maintenance courses, a femme/trans/women program, and supporting underserved communities through bike distribution. See website for hours and volunteer opportunities: info@commoncycle.org, commoncycle.org

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