Several individuals and groups have started bike commute convoys around the nation. These group rides provide social interaction and help encourage new riders. Because bike commute convoys generally have a fixed route with time points to allow others to join the convoy, they’re also called bicycle buses or bike trains.
Silicon Valley. I’m leading a South Bay Bike Bus from near downtown San Jose to Menlo Park. The specific route and time points are still a work in progress and I’ll adjust the route depending on participants, but I envision a route that runs from San Jose through Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Palo Alto to pass by many of Silicon Valley’s largest employers.
Washington DC. The Washing Area Bicyclist Association lists several commuter convoys from all around DC and surrounding cities, with most leading to downtown DC.
Hawaii. The Hawaii Bicycling League is organizing bike convoys for Bike to Work Day through various locations in Honolulu.
Massachusetts. Experienced cyclists will lead Safe Rider Convoys for Boston, Cambridge, and Newton, MA on Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 16.
Minneapolis / St. Paul. A number of convoys are organized across the Twin Cities during Twin Cities Bike Walk Week from May 12 – 18, 2008.
Are there other bike bus / bike train / bike convoys you know if your area?