Cycling in the winter isn’t nearly as scary as you might think. In Edmonton, it’s winter for most of the year. It has been a wonderful transition from being a fair weather cyclist to a four-seasons one, because now I get to stay active, get outdoors, soak up some sun, and still get things done – all year. Once I got studded tires put on my old mountain bike from high school, it was just like… riding a bike.
Other than the studded tires and a winter helmet (same effect as wearing a toque underneath a regular helmet), it’s business as usual.
- Here is a great shot of what winter biking can look like
- You can winter bike to brunch, while pregnant
- Sometimes you haul your kids too, and the wind requires that you wear goggles (scroll down)
- If you’re lucky, your partner is around and can do the towing
- Regular winter day, ferrying the kids
- And, here is a dandyhorse profile on me and other winter cyclists