Fresh air, exercise and a less-harried trip are the promises of biking or walking. These are great options where facilities exist and if your travel distance is manageable.

Montefiore Rideshare provides tools and services to help you make your walk or bike to work safe, convenient and enjoyable. The Bike Buddy matching service, for example, can help you find a walking or biking partner. To sign up for Bike Buddy matching, simply check the box "Would you like to find a Bike Buddy?" in your "Ridematching Preferences" in your profile.


Bike routes near the different Montefiore sites can be viewed below:

Moses Campus
Einstein Campus
Wakefield Campus
Westchester Square Campus
Hutchinson Campus
Montefiore Medical Specialist of Westchester

Montefiore has 28 bike racks located throughout our campuses. See Montefirore Green Transportation Map (bike racks and electric vehicle charging stations). 

Biking & Micromobility

Biking to work, school, and other destinations is a safe, fun, accessible and environmentally friendly alternative to driving. Biking can help you bypass traffic jams and competitive parking lots, and give you direct access to transit and other important destinations in your daily routine. In addition to reducing your environmental footprint, bicycling is an excellent form of cardiovascular activity, making it an incredibly healthy way to get around!

More recently - as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic - The bicycle has proven itself a resilient, and desirable mobility option as New Yorkers across the state turned to cycling as both a means of social distancing and a practical alternative to more crowded transit options.

The page below contains a wealth of information for potential cyclists, including Key Safety tips, Bike Commuting Basics, Multimodal Integration Opportunities, Micromobility (like bikeshare) opportunities and regional resources from across New York State.

Biking & Micromobility Resources by Region

Select your region below to find local services, maps, and information. Resources may include:

  • Bikeshare: A short-term bicycle rental service that’s great for connecting to transit or making a quick trip around town.
  • Bike parking: Many local transit agencies offer bike parking at transit hubs, making multimodal trips more convenient.
  • Bikes on transit: Many transit agencies allow you to take your bike onboard, making it easier and more convenient to combine bike and transit trips.
  • Bike routes: New York offers many great local and regional trails and routes for commuting or a leisurely ride.
  • Scooter-share: a short-term scooter rental service that’s great for connecting to transit or making a quick trip around town. 
  • Electric moped sharing: short-term moped rental service.

Warren, Washington

Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Greene

Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond

Broome, Tioga

Niagara, Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus

Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Sullivan, Schoharie

Oswego, Onondaga, Cayuga, Cortland

Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Rockland, Dutchess, Ulster, Columbia

Chemung, Steuben, Allegany, Schuyler

Clinton, Essex, Franklin

Suffolk, Nassau


Monroe, Ontario, Livingston, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Wayne, Seneca, Yates

Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida

Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence

New to bicycling in New York?

Check out some helpful tips on how to get ready to ride below

  • Plan ahead - know which route you’ll take.
  • Click on your region above to find bike maps for your area.
  • Use the 511NY Rideshare Trip Planner to plan your bike trip by selecting ‘Travel by bike’ in settings.
  • Be prepared - check the weather and bring bike lights.
  • Carry an additional layer or change of clothes in a backpack or on a bike rack.
  • A white headlight and a red taillight are mandatory when biking at night.
  • Make sure your bike is in good working order – do a “quick check” (like the League of American Bicyclists ABC Quick Check guide) of your bike before getting on the road.
  • Protect your bike - A U-lock with a cable lock is a secure way to lock your bike outside.
  • Learn about with the rules of the road (some laws may vary by region).
  • Find more resources, including local bicycling clubs, instructors, and shops here.

Guaranteed Ride Program

Are you considering biking to work, but worried about what might happen in an emergency?

As a bike commuter, you may qualify for the 511NY Rideshare Guaranteed Ride Program. If you need to leave work unexpectedly, the Guaranteed Ride Program will get you to your destination by Uber, Lyft, taxi or public transit - up to $300 a year in total ride credits* 

*Limits apply.


Log Your Trips

Want to keep track of the bike trips you take and see the progress you’re making? 511NY Rideshare has a trip tracker to show you how much money you are saving and carbon emissions you are not releasing by biking. Register and start tracking today.


Bicycle Friendly Business

Is your employer interested in being recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Business? Learn more about the League of American Bicyclists and its Bicycle Friendly Business program.