Bike Commuting 101: Learn How to Get Started


With spring around the corner, now might be the perfect time to consider bicycling to work.

Ten miles is a totally doable commuting radius for cyclers, but first-timers may be understandably nervous. So non-profit organization Bike New York is putting on a Bike Commuting 101 presentation March 10 for those shaky on their pedals.

There's no riding involved, but the one-hour presentation provides plenty of information on making a bike commute "comfortable, efficient and safe."

Among some of the stuff that will be covered, according to Bike New York:

  • Selecting a bike
  • What to wear (helmets, bike clothes, being visible)
  • Gear for carrying cargo, riding after dark, and bad weather
  • Choosing the best route
  • Parking and locking your bike
  • Taking care of your body during and after the bike commute
  • Co-workers' perceptions of cyclists and bike commuters

No presentation is required, and the class is free.

The class tomorrow starts 6:30 p.m. at Eastern Mountain Sports at 530 Broadway in Soho.

There will also be giveaways from EMS for each attendee.

Learn more about the program at

RESOURCES:'s Bike Smart Brochure Commuting Resources

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