There are a lot of great reasons to ride a bike in winter – it’s just as fun as it is in summer!
But all that snow and ice can make things slippery. So, after many years of trial and error, and a few spills myself, here’s some advice for staying upright.
Here’s how to ride a bike in winter on snow and ice without falling
(Can I just say that the truly best way is to ride in a city that has great bicycling infrastructure that is maintained for the season? C’mon, city builders!)
Watch the video for complete details:
Here are my tips:
- 0:47 – Don’t lean into your turns.
- 1:42 – Recognize slippery bits.
- 2:38 – Gear!
- 4:28 – The ultimate no-brainer tip
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Tom Babin, Cyclist in Chief
Tom is an award-winning author and journalist who has written about cycling for years. He is the author of Frostbike: The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling, a bestselling exploration of getting around on two wheels throughout the year. He has delivered speeches about cycling around the world, and is often in the media addressing issues related to cycling.
For several years, he wrote the Pedal blog for the Calgary Herald. He lives in Calgary.
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