Biking in Harford County

Bike to Work Day

Biking Information
Ever been stuck in traffic and wished you could just get out of your car? Tired of spending too much time and money to fill your gas tank? Want to get in better shape? Why don’t you consider biking to work?

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.
Plus, it’s probably easier than you think! We are willing to work with you and your employer to get you cycling in no time. So how do you get started? This website offers several resources to help you. For practical how-to advice, we have compiled a list of links to online resources that cyclists have found helpful and educational. There is a wealth of information on the web. Please check them out. Then, check out our Bike Mentor Program to help you get on the road!

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 have a number of very good fact sheets on commuting by bicycle.
  • Chesapeake Spokes - promoting biking in Harford County and beyond.
  • Harford Velo - the oldest cycling club in Harford County, Maryland.
  • Bicycling Life - Very in-depth article on safe bicycling behavior, highly recommended.
  • Run Muki - Paul Dorn has a great site based on his years of riding experience, it is very well organized and helpful.