If you have already put your bike in storage for the winter, consider getting it back out. Not sure? Let Madison (Wisconsin) Bike Winter help.
Madison Bike Winter formed out of the efforts of Bike Winter in Chicago and is meant to provide education and support for current year-round bike commuters and those who would like to try it. This will be Madison Bike Winter's second season providing activities and educational opportunities.
Last month, another winter fashion show was held to demonstrate clothing and accessory options for safe and comfortable winter cycling.
The organization is now working more closely with local businesses and employers to put on a bigger and more successful winter bike-to-work event, currently planned for a full week in February. Other events, such as workshops, rides and social occasions, will take place in Madison throughout the coming winter.
Winter cycling is easy, especially on fair weather days. All you really need is the right gear and clothing, most of which you may already own or can obtain inexpensively.
You also need the right mindset and willingness to try it winter biking and learn as you go.
For more information on Madison Bike Winter and its events, see www.facebook.com/madbikewinter and "like" the page while you're there. Also, go to bikewinter.org for more great information on riding through the winter.
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