Don’t miss out on winter riding just yet. Temperatures are dropping and snow might be a factor, but riding in the snow can be fun! Here are a few tips to make the most of your winter riding season.
Wear Layers - Start with a warm base layer and then add multiple layers you can remove as you get warmer. Your body temperature will rise once you start riding.
Choose the Right Bike - Winter conditions are harsh on your bike. Avoid using your primary bike if you have a mountain bike available. Consider investing in studded tires and make sure your PSI is at the lowest it can be without getting a pinch flat.
Wash Your Bike After a Ride - Slush and snow will kick a lot of salt onto your bike, which can cause corrosion over time. Wash or wipe your bike down as soon as you finish each ride to keep things running smoothly.
Keep Your Extremities Toasty - Your hands and feet will get cold first. Wear proper gloves and winter cycling boots to keep you comfortable.
Safety First - Extra precaution is necessary in snowy conditions. Lights are crucial for visibility while riding during winter months. Fenders are also helpful to keep snow and slush from kicking up during your ride. Also, invest in a fleece-lined helmet for extra warmth and protection.
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