I was recently invited to be a guest blogger for the Campmor blog and provide some basic tips for commuting by bike. Commuting via bike can mean one thing someone who has a 3-5 mile commute through a flat urban environment and another to someone who ride 10-20 miles, or hilly terrain. I tried to accommodate different styles of bike commuting while still providing some basic guidelines for bike selection, route planning, gear and clothing, and the biggest question of all ‘how do I commute by bike if my office doesn’t provide showers”. Below are links to the two posts I wrote. I received a fair number of comments too. Wondering if I should do a part three? Any suggestions?
In this post I covered routes and riding skills, bike selection, and accessories like fenders, lights, helmets and bags. You might even see a photo of your own bike here as I shared some examples of city bikes from some of the women I’ve met at Chicago bike events.
Bike Commuting 101 – Part 2:
In part two I focused on ‘what to wear’. How to commute in your regular office clothes, as well as suggestions for cold-weather and warm-weather cycling.