For cycling enthusiasts, winter weather is nothing but a change of temperature and scenery. With the right apparel and accessories, you can hit the snowy trails or continue cycling to work while enjoying the crisp air.
Cycling is possible in the winter, but unlike the warmer months, you need to take a few extra precautions. Investing in high quality apparel that is both breathable and warm will ensure you have a comfortable ride while protecting you against the elements.
Winter-Proof Your Bicycle
Just like a car or truck, you will need to get winter tires for your bicycle. These tires are especially made to provide extra grip and traction on snowy or wet roads. Fenders also offer additional protection from tire spray. They also keep dirt and grime off bike components for better overall functionality.
Because the days get shorter during the winter, it is important to stay visible on the road. While all cyclists should have lights and reflectors on their bikes, having an extra light in the front or back of the bike will ensure you’re visible to other drivers at night or during a storm.