Winter Bike to Work Day is Tomorrow!
Braving the cold never tasted so good. Free breakfast stations will be serving cyclists from 7 to 9 a.m. all throughout the City of Boulder, Boulder County, and along the US 36 Bikeway. Take a look at the interactive map here to find the most convenient breakfast stations along your commute. On your way home, stop by Twisted Pine between 5 and 7 p.m. and get a free drink with your bike helmet!
Winter Riding Tips:
Layer Up. Start with a base layer that wicks sweat, then a medium-weight layer (such as a light fleece) and finish off with a windproof jacket.
Tread Lightly. If you encounter snow or ice, don’t panic! Sudden braking or swerving can cause you to slide. Be light on your pedal strokes, delicate on the brakes and ride in a straight line if possible. Remember you can always dismount and walk your bike.
Be Flashy. Because the days are shorter in the winter (and sometimes duller), it’s important to be visible. Wear bright clothing (neon) with reflective strips and always have lights on your bike (white for the front and red for the rear).
Accessorize. Fenders make a huge difference on wet days because they block the rain from splashing on your shoes and clothes, keeping you nice and dry. They’re inexpensive yet very effective.