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Bicycles Why Bike In Winter? Here Are Several Reasons (VIDEO)

Published on February 4th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan


Why Bike In Winter? Here Are Several Reasons (VIDEO)

Originally published on Bikocity.

As recent weather reminds us, it’s cold in winter, especially when we face the wrath of climate craziness like the Polar Vortex. To many of us, the first thing that comes to mind when we think of biking is winter is: could I survive the cold? Well, if you can get over that hurdle of a question, there are actually numerous benefits to biking in the winter. A handful of New Yorkers chime in to tell use more about these benefits in what I’d consider a must-watch video from the always excellent crew at Transportation Alternatives:


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  • Nory

    Cold is not really a problem, in fact it can help sharpen your vision and senses when you bike in the cold.

    The real hurdles: brakes don’t work well, ground is slippery for you and the other vehicles to stop in time from hitting you, visibility is poorer, skies are gloomier, it gets dark earlier, people inside a warmer vehicle who share the road are sleepier and their brains and senses act slower than the bikers…

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