We've had some great riding weather lately. Even though many people have put away their bikes for the winter, this is one of the best times of year to ride. The trails are clear and free of traffic; during rides along the W&OD Trail yesterday we saw a handful of cyclists, a pleasant change from the summer crowds. The sun was out and it was a little cool, but with the proper layers we were easily able to regulate our temperature.
For tips on riding in winter weather there are a couple of good Patch articles: Preparing For Winter Bike Rides
by Tim Fricker, owner and head mechanic at bikes@vienna
, and Put Away the Bike for the Winter? Not In Arlington
by Mark Blacknell, chair of the Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee
. Why not get our and ride before the next snow falls?
Labels: mark blacknell, tim fricker, winter riding