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Continue Riding Trough the Winter: Cold Weather Biking Tips
Continue Riding Trough the Winter: Cold Weather Biking Tips

It’s hard to believe it’s only mid-December and we've already seen our first snowflakes, accompanied by freezing temperatures and wind advisories. While the D.C. area doesn’t generally get the kind of snow we saw last year, we certainly see our fair share of occasional flurries, as well as miserably cold and wet weather, which can make for treacherous conditions when biking on roads and trails. And as the days get shorter, most cyclists will probably be riding home from work in the dark. So, if you plan to continue commuting by bike through the winter months, start preparing now in order to stay warm and safe as weather conditions shift.

For tips on cold-weather commuting, we turned to the experts on doing just about anything in frigid, inclement weather: Canadians! The city of Toronto put out an impressive compilation of winter biking tips, inlcuding how to outfit your bike, what to wear, bike maintenance and how to ride safely. Check out the whole story on the goDCgo blog page.

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