Gallery: How To Prepare Your Bicycle For Safe Riding in Cold Weather

Don’t forget to cover your hands, feet, head and neck. These are major areas of heat loss. Scarves, gloves and bicycle-manufactured skull caps (that your helmet can fit over) are packable, lightweight ways to help regulate body temperature.

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  1. Allison Leahy January 24, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    @Buildingwell, Great idea. It’s important to keep your bike dry and rust-free. Businesses and building owners who accommodate cyclists are putting themselves in good standing with the community and are likely to earn higher customer satisfaction ratings and better reviews on Yelp!

  2. Buildingwell October 26, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    This is a helpful list. In addition to prepping yourself for riding in the cold, there are some things that building owners can do for residents in their building who may bike during the cold weather. Namely providing cleaning/drying materials in the bike storage area so residents can wipe off any slush, sand, and salt they may have picked up during the ride. Of course this would be best to be done prior to taking the bike through the building, but at the very least it would be helpful to be able to clean it down before storing it.

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