We’re not scared. Sub-zero temperatures? Snow everywhere? Bring it. We are still riding our bicycles!
Winter in New England can be tough for cyclists, but it’s not all bad. Check out these great resources to keep you riding from December to April.
February is Winter Biker Month in the Seaport. Hop on your bike this winter and win prizes!
Post a winter biker photo with #winterbiker on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook @MCBikeChallenge to win weekly prizes. Like a gift certificate for Flour Bakery. For more information visit the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge Website. Seaport TMA is hosting Bike Breakfast on Wednesday, February 22nd at 8am. Stop by for coffee, breakfast, networking with fellow bikers. If you tag @SeaportTMA in your #winterbiker photo on any social media platform, we will give you a free pair of red and white bike lights. Make sure you’re also following us so we can contact you for the reward.
Seacoast Area Bike Riders Winter Bike to Work Day!
Join the birthday bash on the Gen. Sullivan Bridge Friday, Feb. 17th to celebrate biking in winter (and the General’s 227th birthday). Enjoy cake and coffee from 7:30 -8:30 am, with a group photo at 8:15 on north side of bridge. Co-sponsored by commuteSMARTseacoast and SABR.
You Probably Need a Fat Bike. The fun new trend in cycling involves some FAT tires. Fatbikes were invented for use in snow and sand, but are capable of traversing diverse terrain types including snow, sand, desert, bogs, mud, pavement, or traditional mountain biking trails. In several states and provinces, fatbike-dedicated groomed winter trails have been created. You can even indulge your competitive side at local winter fatbike races – check out the Fatty Fest at Waterville Valley this month.
A Trainer Smarter than you. If you can’t ramp up the motivation to get outside in the cold don’t worry, a Smart Trainer will make your indoor workouts as good as they can be. The term ‘smart trainer’ refers to bicycle trainers that can interact with software. Most smart trainers work on both ANT+ and Bluetooth, they communicate with cycling products like heart-rate monitors, and smartphones, tablets and computers. When used with software programs like Trainer Road and Zwift the rider receives instant feedback on their performance, good for training. And it’s interactive and fun, good for the rider!
Don’t let the cold get you down, there’s a winter cycling path for everyone. Join JF Cycling for year-round fun, and keep an eye out for our new cycling kits coming soon.