Each winter, bicyclists in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison hold events to promote winter bike riding. By taking part in Bike Winter, you will have the opportunity to have fun, socialize with other cyclists, and learn winter biking skills.
The idea is very simple: with the proper gear and a little determination, you can continue to enjoy bicycling year round. Add in the comraderie of hundreds of riders and dozens of exciting events and you've got Bike Winter! Free Bike Winter Stickers
While riding in the summer seems normal, cycling through the winter seems, to the uninitiated, as crazy as trying to drive downtown during the Taste of Chicago. However, during many Chicago winter days, the main obstacles are not snow and ice, but simply cold temperatures and wind. During these days, if you know the secrets to dressing for winter cycling, you can cycle while feeling comfortable, warm, and pleasant. During the typical Chicago winter day, extreme road conditions, such as heavy blizzards or ice storms, are the exception, not the rule. Although cyclists and motorists alike may legitimately avoid travel during these extreme conditions, cyclists may find that they can otherwise enjoy and use their bikes during most winter days.
. . . and Michael carried on with his morning commute.
Bike Winter was born out of a desire to keep bikes out of the basement during our six months of winter. If you've ever thought about how nice it would be to drive less (or even be car-free), you can learn how to make your bicycle an all weather, all occasion transportation tool. A bike in motion tends to stay in motion, a bike in a basement tends to stay in the basement. . .even on the "nice" days.
Fortunately, those of us who have taken the winter biking plunge know that it is easy and often more pleasant than gasping for breath during ozone action days! So, each winter, we organize a series of recreational and educational events to inspire cyclists to stay in the saddle year round, regardless of rain, sleet or snow.
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