5 Solutions to Beginner Bike Commuting Issues
That fact that it’s National Bike Month and the warmer Spring days may mean you have cycling on the brain. Whether you’re participating in your city’s Bike to Work program or you’re starting a commuting routine, here are some solutions to your newbie concerns.
- I don’t know my route: Finding a bike-friendly route is especially crucial if you’re a cycling newbie, so before your actual commute, find out how the cyclists in your area do it, plan or map your route and test-ride it when the roads are not so busy. Keep in mind, the best (and safest) cycling route is not always the same way you get there when driving or on the bus. Read more about how to plan and prepare for your bike commute here.
- I don’t know what gear I need: Commuting by bike demands that attention is paid to what you’re wearing and carrying. Stretchy, comfortable office attire is key, for example, and you’re gonna have to ditch that purse for an all-weather cycling bag or backpack (or at least buy a basket to dump your stuff into). There’s more; find out exactly which five essentials you need if you’re bike commuting here.