Biking in Harford County

Bike to Work Day

Biking Information

Reasons to bike

  • Health benefits: Cycling is a great way to get in shape, tone your muscles, and lose unwanted pounds.
  • Save money: With the unpredictable changes in the cost of gas, cycling into work can save you hundreds of dollars a year.
  • Avoid traffic backups: Zip through traffic instead of waiting in line.

Bike to Work Day!

Harford County celebrates May as National Clean Commute Month with Bike to Work Day. Hosted by the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman, teams and convoys bike to and from “pit stops” on various days in May to promote biking as a fun, healthy, and low-cost transportation option. The event is held in cooperation with the city of Havre de Grace and U.S. Army Garrison APG.  Learn more at

Bike Mentor Program

Whether you are new to cycling or you have experience but want some pointers on your commute strategy, contact one of our bike mentors. They are friendly, experienced cyclists who are interested in helping people get on the road.

Bike mentors can

  • Work with you to assess your route strategy
  • Provide tips on apparel, technique, and how to handle cycling in traffic
  • Accompany you a few times on your trip

Bike mentors cannot

  • Provide legal advice concerning your rights as a cyclist
  • Work on mechanical components of your bicycle
  • Assess your medical condition and state of health for exercising

For more information please see the Release of Liability page.

Biking links

  • Bike Maryland - their mission is to promote bicycling, increase safety, improve conditions, and provide a voice for bicyclists in Maryland.
  • The League of American Bicyclists has a number of very good fact sheets on commuting by bicycle.
  • Chesapeake Spokes - promotes biking in Harford County and beyond.
  • Harford Velo - is the oldest cycling club in Harford County, Maryland.
  • Bicycling Life - an in-depth article on safe bicycling behavior, highly recommended.
  • Run Muki - site by Paul Dorn based on his years of riding experience, it is very well organized and helpful.