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Riding Your Bike

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Commuters with bikes at the Irvine Station

About Biking to the Irvine Spectrum

The Irvine Spectrum Area has one of the best bike lane and trail systems in Southern California making it the ideal location for commuting to work on your bike. Besides saving on the cost of your commute, you’ll also get the benefit of a great workout. Many Orange County employers are recognizing that biking is becoming a much more popular rideshare mode and have added shower and locker room facilities along with bike racks for the convenience of their Irvine employees.

Spectrumotion wants to help too. Our Emergency Ride Home Program ensures that if you need to get home quickly in an emergency, you won’t be stranded at work. Cyclists can also use the program in the case of inclement weather. Finally, bikes are allowed on most public transit modes including OCTA buses and Metrolink trains if you commute from a longer distance and still wish to include some cycling. For example, you could ride your bike to the Fullerton Transportation Center and take Metrolink to the Irvine station.

Of course, whenever you are riding your bike, safety should be a consideration. Use the helpful guidelines below to ensure a safe bike commute.

  • Most importantly, be familiar with and follow all applicable laws. The California Vehicle Code is a good place to start. There may also be local area requirements that you need to be aware of.
  • Choose the safest route to and from your worksite. Use the Bikeways Map to select a route that is most comfortable for you.
  • Wear a helmet. Helmets are required for anyone under the age of 18.
  • Make yourself visible. Wear bright colored and reflective clothing. Make sure you bike is equipped with a headlight and a variety of reflectors.
  • Register with Spectrumotion at the top of the page and use the "Explore My Commute Options" tool to find a buddy. Ride with a buddy if possible. There is safety in numbers.
  • Protect your bike from theft. Bike lockers are available at the Irvine Station. When using a rack, be sure to secure both tires and the frame to the rack. Do not leave easily removed items on your bike.
  • Carry a repair tool kit. You can make minor bike repairs on the road.