Red bikes, blue lips

Do the number trips taken with Bikeshare bikes dip as the temperature drops? We wondered, so we matched the numbers, using the daily low temperature. (Weekends are noted with *.)

(Matt McClain/The Washington Post) - A bicyclist crosses the Key Bridge on Thursday morning in Washington.

Is it ever too cold to ride a bike?

Is it ever too cold to ride a bike?

As more people give up cars, bikes become a regular part of the city’s commuter scene in the bitter cold.

Jan 1: 3,046 trips, low of 30 degrees

Jan. 2: 3,368 trips, low of 33 degrees

Jan. 3: 1,636 trips, low of 18 degrees

*Jan. 4: 2,275 trips, low of 17 degrees

*Jan. 5: 2,083 trips, low of 31 degrees

Jan. 6: 3,565 trips, low of 11 degrees

Jan. 7: 2,339 trips, low of 6 degrees

Jan. 8: 3,973 trips, low of 13 degrees

Jan. 9: 4,999 trips, low of 29 degrees

Jan. 10: 1,863 trips, low of 28 degrees

*Jan. 11: 1,974 trips, low of 37 degrees

*Jan. 12: 5,483 trips, low of 36 degrees

Jan. 13: 6,912 trips, low of 32 degrees

Jan. 14: 5,133 trips, low of 41 degrees

Jan. 15: 6,515 trips, low of 39 degrees

Jan. 16: 6,075 trips, low of 34 degrees

Jan. 17: 6,181 trips, low of 31 degrees

*Jan. 18: 3,361 trips, low of 25 degrees

*Jan. 19: 4,143 trips, low of 25 degrees

Jan. 20: 5,376 trips, low of 38 degrees

Jan. 21: 1,778 trips, low of 17 degrees

Jan. 22: 1,466 trips, low of 9 degrees

Jan. 23: 2,458 trips, low of 12 degrees

Jan. 24: 2,656 trips, low of 11 degrees

*Jan. 25: 2,280 trips, low of 22 degrees

*Jan. 26: 2,598 trips, low of 19 degrees

Jan. 27: 4,541 trips, low of 28 degrees

Jan. 28: 3,166 trips, low of 13 degrees

Jan. 29: 3,188 trips low of 13 degrees

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