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Mapping America's Bike Commuters

In honor of Bike to Work Day, we dug into where the largest share of these intrepid workers get to their jobs on two wheels.
Bikers in San Jose, California, where the third largest share of commuters in a metro area get to work on two wheels.
Bikers in San Jose, California, where the third largest share of commuters in a metro area get to work on two wheels.Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo

This Friday is Bike to Work Day—a chance for people to hang up their car keys, get off the bus, and give cycling a try. To kick off our Bike Week line-up here at CityLab, I thought it might be fun and useful to take a more objective look at the state of biking in our cities and urban areas.

(Disclosure: I’m an avid cyclist who owns both serious road bikes and Dutch-style urban commuter bikes, including a refurbished Raleigh Tourist DL-1.)