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Caltrans District 9 Bike Page
BIKE TO WORK WEEK WAS A SUCCESSFUL CHALLENGE!
Bike to Work Week was a successful challenge due to five local agencies joining forces and encouraging their employees to participate. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Inyo County and Northern Inyo Hospital struck up a friendly competition challenging each other for the prized percentage of employee participation award. In addition, the most miles ridden was up for grabs. Caltrans had 15% of their employees participate which entitled them to the trophy for the highest percentage of employee’s participation. In addition, they rode a total of 338 miles for the week. Inyo National Forest had 14% of their employees participate and rode a total of 325 miles, BLM had 9% participation and rode 71 miles. Inyo County was at 7% but rode a whopping 683 miles with Larry Freilich riding 131 of those miles entitling him to the most miles ridden for the week. Northern Inyo Hospital had 3% of their employees participate and 127 miles ridden. Bicycling was once a novelty of the Industrial Revolution, but now it provides a healthy, efficient, pollution-free way to commute. Bikes can reduce traffic congestion and noise, are easier to park, and free to operate! Everyone that participated would like to encourage others to try it, even if it is only once a week. In all, 89 challenge participants rode 1,544 miles, which saved approximately 62 gallons of fuel for about $250.00 saved! A big Thank You goes out to the sponsors of the event: Arrowhead Cycle, Value Sports and Bishop Trophy & Engraving.
Caltrans Bike Maps
This guide is intended to assist those bicycling within the Caltrans District 9 area of California - Inyo, Mono, and eastern Kern Counties. All roadways are open to bicycling in District 9 except a short stretch of freeway near Rosamond. District 9 has beautiful scenery with its desert valleys, high mountain ranges, and numerous lakes and streams in the Sierra Nevada. We hope you enjoy your cycling in this area. We welcome any suggestions for improvement or changes in bicycle facilities in our District. One of the primary land uses in District 9 is recreation. Caution should be exercised when bicycling, due to numerous campers, recreational vehicles, and large trucks traveling on the highways. There are some challenging sections of highway with steep grades, such as the Sherwin Grade on Highway 395 north of Bishop. Try to carry the necessary and proper equipment for the type of trip you plan, since services may be far apart in some areas. Protection from the sun and adequate water is extremely important throughout the district. The State of California, the counties and cities over whose facilities you may be traveling on are not responsible for your safety. No representation is made or intended as to the safety or fitness of the routes where bicycle travel is allowed.
Caltrans Bicycle ProgramClick here to go to the California Department of Transportation Bicycle web page.
Links to Bike Maps
Click on the color segments to view close up maps of the bike route.