How to commute by bike in winter

Categories: How To
Published on: December 5, 2014

Mother Earth News / Rails-to-Trails Conservancy / 14 February 2013

snow-bikeAfter an awesome spring, summer and fall of bike commuting, I, too, was worried that winter would put the kibosh on what had become a really enjoyable part of my day. Not that I was worried about the cold, so much. What I really didn’t want to do was have to buy a whole rack of bike gear and clothes. One of the things I like most about riding a bike to get around is that almost anyone can do it, without the need for heaps of expensive gear.

Pleasantly, I discovered biking to work (or the shops or your friend’s house) in the winter is really not much different from riding in the other seasons. And it doesn’t cost much to buy a few essential items that will keep you warm during those winter rides.

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