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Three Ways to Improve Your Biking This Fall

Posted on November 3, 2020

As the weather turns colder and rainier, our northwest climate makes it more difficult to venture outside. However, this doesn’t mean you have to reduce your biking habits. In fact, here are a few bike hacks* to make your commute as comfortable as possible in the fall and winter.


1.    Keep Your Head (and Bike Seat) Dry
As the rain starts falling and the wind picks up, you’ll want to reduce the effect these have you as much as possible to make biking more comfortable. Shower caps are perfect for wind and water proofing. Pop one on your bike seat while parked or over your helmet while riding when the weather gets worse!


2.    Keep Your Whole Self Warm and Dry
Looking for a quick way to venture out in a sudden rainstorm? Try an inexpensive rain poncho to cover your whole body while you ride. Bonus: wearing wool underneath can keep you warm in case you do get wet.


3.    Don’t Let Your Phone Die
Keep a handwarmer handy! Not for the reason you think though. Cell phone batteries run out very fast in freezing temperatures, and the last thing you want is to be without a means of communication. Put a handwarmer in your pocket with your phone to keep its battery from draining quickly.


For additional information and inspiration, check out these historic posts from the Seattle Bike Blog:


I hope you find these quick tips and tricks useful for biking in the changing weather. If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out the 2020 Bellevue Bike Map. Until next time, stay safe and stay warm!


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-Choose Your Way Bellevue staffer Alex
 

 

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