So you bought a bike during the pandemic–Welcome, welcome to the club!
And you’ve been riding for fun and maybe commuting, but it’s starting to get dark and cold and you’re wondering, what next? Do you keep riding? Do you ride year round?
I’m on Team Yes! I have been for a few years now.
And each year I share some advice.
Here’s some from the cycling media:
“Just because it’s sub-zero, doesn’t mean you should give up your commute. Commuting can be a great form of motivation during the cold months as you have a goal: get to work on time. It’s a lot easier to convince yourself to ride 40 minutes to your office on a cold day, as opposed to going out for a 40 minute ride.”
“Put on your final layers or gloves when you are walking out of the door. Especially when you are waiting on other people or tinkering with your bike, it’s all too easy to put on all of your warm layers and still spend several minutes inside heating up. Even though you might feel ok, moisture is accumulating on your skin. You likely won’t notice that you are sweating, but you will feel colder during your ride.”
And here’s some from us:
Have any questions about winter riding and cold weather bike commuting? Send them our way!
Here’s me winter biking for fun:
Here’s me dressed for commuting with my usual winter commuting bike: