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Cyclists using RTA get free rides on Bike to Work Day

For Immediate Release

CONTACT:  Jessica Olson (937) 425-8352, Communications Manager

(DAYTON, OHIO) … The Greater Dayton RTA is partnering with Five Rivers MetroParks to offer bicyclists across the Miami Valley an opportunity to reduce their carbon footprints while participating in Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 18, with free rides on any fixed-route bus.

Customers can ride their bike to a convenient RTA bus stop, load the bike on the bus bike rack and be taken for free to their desired destination. Easy-to-use bike racks are available year-round on all RTA buses, which are routed specifically to provide bicyclists with convenient transportation to work, local bikeways and universities. Each light-weight rack conveniently holds two bicycles. To learn more, watch a video of the easy loading process.

The RTA encourages riders to take part in the national “Bike to Work Day” celebration hosted by Five Rivers MetroParks at RiverScape Metropark in Downtown Dayton. The event includes a pancake breakfast. Hundreds of participants can enjoy learning about bike programs across the Dayton region by visiting the dozens of vendors at the event. The RTA is once again proud to sponsor “Bike to Work Day,” which is part of the “Drive Less & Live More!” program, which promotes alternatives to driving a car.

Want to learn which RTA bus route can get you downtown? Plan your trip with the RTA’s trip planner on our website,, or download the free Transit or Moovit app in the App Store or on Google Play to search the destination routes. Learn how to use the apps on