It’s time to leave for work. You grab your keys, head to the garage, and make a move to jump in the car. But wait! Your bicycle is virtually calling to you from its place on the wall. Why don’t you ride your bike to work? Chances are, if you are like thousands of others, you have excuses bouncing around in your head.
The truth is this: Commuting by bike is easier than you think it is. Read on to discover tips that will have you riding to work on two wheels instead of four as early as tomorrow.
Unless you are planning on entering the Tour de France, you do not need a bike with all of the bells and whistles. If you do not already have a road-worthy bike in your garage, go down to your local bicycle shop and speak to someone in the know. They can help you pick out the right bike for your purposes and your budget.
Riding a bike to work is going to ruin your hair, make you sweat, and potentially damage your carefully-applied makeup. Keep a little kit at work so you can tidy up when you get there. Baby wipes, some hair product, deodorant, and a makeup kit can easily be stashed in your drawer or locker.
Pack a Bag
Pack a couple of days’ worth of clothing and take it to work with you on Monday. That way you have something fresh to change in to. If you have the space in your office, take a week’s worth of clothing to make it really easy on yourself.
You know all of those little bottles you are required to pack for air travel? They allow you to make the perfect hygiene kit for your saddlebag. If you don’t have room at work to store the things you need to get cleaned up, think small and pack smart.
We all know that weather reports can change with the blink of an eye, but do make sure to watch the weather the night before. You will have at least a good idea of what you can expect and if you will want to ride your bike at all.
Plan Your Route
Don’t get on your bike without a travel plan. How are you going to get to work? Will you go the back way? Maybe you will take the shortest route. No matter what you decide, map it out the night before and save yourself some time in the morning.
Commuting by bicycle does not have to be the hassle you think it is. If you organize yourself, pack the right supplies and pay attention to the weather, your ride will go off without a hitch.
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