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 BikeNewYork.org.