Commuter Bike Store Breezer Uptown InfinityPlanet Bike: Better bike products for a better worldChrome Bike Backpacks and Messenger BagsRideKick Electric Powered Bike TrailerXtracycle Bike Cargo Kits, Parts and AccessoriesElectric Bike ReportBike Tech Shop - The Experts on Cycling with CircuitryCygoLite Bike Lights: Engineered to ShineBanjo Brothers Affordable Cycling GearMiiR Bottles one4oneBionX: Electrify Your BikeOrtlieb Bike Bags & Panniers

Top 10 Tips for Riding in the Snow

by Commute by Bike

snow bikeNPR.org:

Jill Homer of Juneau, Alaska, is training to ride 350 miles in the human-powered Iditarod. The race, which starts in February, follows the same route used by the famous dog sled teams.

People sometimes say, “Wow, riding a bike on snow – that’s great. But how does it work?” Snow-biking can be different from regular cycling, so I’ve compiled a list of 10 tips for riding a bike on snow.

Read the tips…

 
The Chariot Summer Sale - 2013

One Response to “Top 10 Tips for Riding in the Snow”

  1. JoelGuelph says:

    “I predict that not too far in the future, someone will build a bicycle frame with room for motocross tires. Look for it.” It seems odd to me that Jill wouldn’t know about the Surly Pugsley. It seems ideal for the Iditabike, with it’s 4″ (well, 3.7″) tires. I can’t say I know how wide motocross tires are, but I bet 3.7″ is close.
    http://www.surlybikes.com/pugsley.html

    Also, for all you commuters looking for winter riding tips, wider tires for flotation is not always best. It works great for deep snow with an uncertain base, but if you know that there is a few inches of snow on top of hardpack or pavement, skinny tires are often a better decision. My cyclocross tires on my hybrid cut right through the snow and bite on the hardpack below. Just watch out for the unseen ice patches!

Leave a Reply