Commuter Information


The Bike Rack delivers for bike commuters with hundreds of items for your daily commuting needs. We understand what it’s like to be a commuter, struggling with cars parked in bike lanes, bus fumes, taxi drivers and the occasional car door swinging open at the last moment.

At The Bike Rack, we know that bike commuting is your means of transportation. We strive to provide you with the level of service and the proper equipment that you expect and need to make your urban commuting experience as pleasant and worry free as possible.

For all of your bike commuting needs, let us know how we can be of help to you.

Getting Around DC

Check out DDOT’s PDF bike maps online or stop by the shop and pick up your free copy.

Reduce your commuting costs by up to 40% using tax-free dollars to pay for your bike commuting expenses. While you are saving money, the environment is being spared.

Know DC’s Bike Laws

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) and the DC Department of Transportation want you to ride safely. The Washington DC  “Pocket Guide to DC Bike Laws” is designed to inform both cyclists and law enforcement officers of the rights and responsibilities of cycling on DC streets. Know your basic bike laws and what to do in the event of a crash.

Keep Your Bike Running Smoothly

How do you know when your bike chain is stretched and no longer effective, or when your shifting problem is just a matter of a simple derailleur adjustment? Stop by our full-service bike shop and talk to our award winning service department. We can help keep your bike in good running condition for as long as you ride it.

Check out these tips for basic maintenance. Remember to check out our own Free Basic Maintenance Clinic held each month.

Choose the Right Gear For You

Your bike commute is important to you and you want to make it as effortless as possible. In addition to being your resource for information and bike commuter services, The Bike Rack also carries a variety of commuter specific products.

Our selection includes a variety of commuter bikes and accessories such as bike racks, panniers, tires, tubes, lights, helmets, pumps, flat repair kits, fenders, bells, shoes, rain gear/clothing and more. Stop by the shop and talk to our knowledgeable sales staff about the products that are right for you.