NOTICE: This newsletter was originally sent on Nov 20, 2009.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) is Winter Bike to Work Day. Show your support for year-round cycling and visit one of our 17 breakfast stations provided by 49 of our much appreciated business sponsors!
~ Wednesday 12/14 - Winter Bike
to Work Day – 7:00am - 9:30am
- Just like Summer Bike to Work Day, but cooler!Our fifth annual Winter Bike to Work Day is a
community effort and it wouldn't be possible without our sponsor's commitment
to bicycling in Fort Collins.Click here for a map of the breakfast stations!
Bike Winter Resources
~ Report Bicycle Hazards – Help keep our City’s bike lanes and trails
clear of snow, ice and debris by reporting bike hazards. fcgov.com/bicycling/adopt.php
or call 221-6614. Also, watch for clumps of fallen leaves on the trails and bike lanes. They can create slippery conditions!
~ Bicycle Snow Removal Routes – The Streets Department has created a bike
route snow removal map for cyclists.Plan your snow day route accordingly: We Know Snow
careful of low angle sun during winter as cars may not be able to see you.
Wear bright, visible clothing
at night, ride with front and rear lights.
your helmet. You may need to change the sizing pads in your helmet or
remove them entirely to fit your winter headgear. Some hats are made
specifically to fit under helmets. Try taping over the vents in your
helmet if your head gets too cold.
caution of slick train tracks during wet, winter weather. Slow your speed
and cross at a 90 degree angle (straight across).
with widely separated knobs work best on snow. Studded tires improve
traction on ice. Use low pressure: start with 15-20 psi and experiment for
Try to pedal
smoothly and relax your upper body, especially on ice and soft snow. When
the bike starts going sideways, make small corrections rather than over
steering and weaving down the road.
generates a lot of heat so clothes that are warm and comfortable have to
control the buildup of heat and moisture as well as insulate and protect
riding in a headwind or falling snow you'll find eye protection very
bicycle indoors to protect it from the elements.Plus, you’ll find that a warm saddle is
more enjoyable to ride on in the morning.
first, people thought we were crazy for hosting a Winter Bike to Work Day, but it
has quickly become one of our community’s favorite cycling events!Once you give it a go, you will realize how
easy and fun it is to ride in the winter.And Bike Winter has grown, incorporating several new events to encourage
more bicyclists to ride during the winter months.Please join us – be seen, be heard and sustain
your cycling freedom throughout the year!
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