Winter commuting – It is possible!
November 4, 2009
Commuting to work, school or anywhere is a fun, efficient and green way to get from point A to point B. It does take some serious willpower to battle through the cold, wind and rain of the Winter but I know I always feel better for doing it. We are now into November and the fall colours are slowly fading to a winter gloom. In Vancouver BC though, we are three days into Bike To Work Week. Put on by the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition (VACC), Nov. 2-6th is the time to ride your bike. The VACC is partnered with Norco Bikes and local retailers to offer commuters tech support, warm drinks and a few prizes along the way.
Riding in the winter sounds like a daunting task – and it is, but this week, there are people to help. Whether you are cold, tired or have mechanical issues, anyone in Vancouver should find help along major routes. Now is the time to grab some wet weather clothing, strap on some fenders and lights then hit the road. If you want leave a few minutes early, grab something hot to drink while getting your bike fixed, checked or lubed.
If now isn’t a great time to start commuting by bike, when is?