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Winter Riding Tips

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

What You Need to Know to Ride in the Winter


Penticton riding may not be as extreme as Calgary, Toronto, or Prince George, but it does have its challenges. You need to be prepared for cold, icy roads, and changes in weather. I put on my studded tires come fall to prevent spills on icy roads. They are a small investment, but they bring stability and piece of mind. Since, I am saving money on parking and gas by riding I reinvest some of that into cold weather biking clothes like ear covers, good jackets, warm gloves, and reflective rain pants. And don't forget to have bright lights and reflectors for your bike. It takes me 5 minutes to get dressed to ride and another 5 to take it all off at work, but I would spend more time looking for a free parking spot downtown and then walking 5 minutes from there to my work. Riding all year is possible and enjoyable, especially in the Okanagan. Just take the necessary precautions and ride when you can.

Check out these articles on Winter Riding. They are packed valuable suggestions.


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