Bicycling

Bike to Work Program

Bicycle commuting is the regular use of a bicycle to travel from home to work. Bicycles are used for commuting worldwide, though in isolated pockets in the United States. Employees living within 5 to 7 miles of their worksites should consider using a bike to get to work. You can get a great workout and you can pedal off the stresses others feel while they are stuck in traffic!

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Mixed-mode commuting combines the use of a bicycle with public transportation to make your commute even more convenient. Omnitrans and RTA buses are equipped with bike racks on them so you can take the bus one way or part of the way, and pedal your way back. Bike racks are available at many worksites and bike lockers are located at Human Resources 157-175 W. Fifth Street, San Bernardino, the Hall of Records at 222 West Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino, and the Foothill Communities Law and Justice Center in Rancho Cucamonga. Download the Bike Locker Application.

HR-CS now provides Bike to Work employees with a $20 monthly bicycle expense reimbursement for qualified bicycle expenses, such as bike parts, general bike maintenance, and even a new commuter bike. Employees who track rideshare activity with HR-CS at least ten (10) days per month may be eligible to receive this benefit. For more detailed information, e.g., eligibility requirements, reimbursement request procedures, and benefit limits, please refer to the Bicycle Expense Reimbursement Policy.

Employees may request reimbursement by completing a Bicycle Expense Reimbursement Request Form and submitting it to Commuter Services at IOM 0178 or fax it to 909.387.9641. Requests will be processed between January 1 and March 31 of the following year the expense is incurred.

Did you know that the miles that you travel during your bike to work count towards meeting monthly challenges on the County's Steps to Success Program? The County's Steps to Success Program is aimed at improving your fitness level while adding a fun activity to your daily routine. The miles that you bike during your commute to work count towards meeting monthly challenges that equate to other great incentives for eligible employees. For additional information about the County’s Bike Commuting program, contact Commuter Services at hrcommuterservices@sbcounty.gov or 909.387.9640.


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