Instead of contributing to the world’s pollution problems, bike commuters are doing their part to make this a greener, cleaner planet. For those new to commuting by bike, here are some helpful tips to get you started.
Be prepared. The Boy Scouts of America motto is based on the belief that it is a good idea to be as ready as possible for any circumstance. Bicycling is no exception. In the world of cycling, the commuter should be the epitome of what it means to be prepared.
So, you’re finally ready to give bike commuting a serious go. You’ve scoped out the safest route, figured out where you’re going to store your bike during the day and you’ve even started getting up earlier in anticipation of hitting the road on your bike instead of in your car. You’re off to a great start.
Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, days are shorter, training time is precious, and gas prices are still high. Sounds like the perfect time to embrace a cold weather cycling commute.
It’s pretty much a cliché at this point that the next best thing to being the guy on campus with the car is being buddies with the guy on campus with the car. But what most students don’t think about is that having a car on campus is actually kind of a hassle.