Tips for Winter Riding

Don’t let the cold weather stop you from enjoying your Pedego. Here are a few tips for those of you who want to still have your Pedego fun during the winter months.

Layer Up: The most obvious tip for winter riding is to make sure you’re dressed properly to bear the weather conditions. Put your layers on and don’t forget your scarf, hat, and gloves! Remember, you’ll be riding at fast speeds in windy, cold temperatures, and for some of you, that means sub-zero temps so you want to be prepared.

Be Visible: Wear bright, reflective clothing to be more visible to motorists who might otherwise not see you through their foggy windows. Make sure you have reflectors on your bike and use your headlights, taillights, and flashing lights on cloudy days.

Stay Hydrated: It’s essential to stay hydrated during your winter ride and recommended to replenish your body with a bottle of water every hour.  Although you may not feel thirsty, every time you see your breath, think of it as water leaving your body.

Weatherproof your bike: If you don’t have them already, we’d recommend getting fenders to help direct much of the snow, water, and ice off your bike. If you plan to ride in snow, make sure you’ve got studded tires to grip the icy surface. For a Pedego Comfort Cruiser or Pedego Interceptor, we would recommend the Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro Tires

Be Cautious: Look out for road debris such as broken glass, and metal parts that usually accumulates on immediate curb areas.  Watch out for areas with melted snow since these are likely places to find black ice.

 

Ride with Friends: Not only will it help you pass the time and make your ride more enjoyable, having a bike buddy makes it more convenient should you come across a mechanical problem.

Just remember, our bikes are water resistant but not waterproof! So if you get caught in the rain, it’s safe to ride it home, just don’t make a habit out of riding it in the rain. Happy riding!

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