By now, many of us may have the rainy-day blues since all this rain — as much as we need it — is putting a cramp in our ability to get out and ride.

But think if it this way — what a great time to make sure your bike is in perfect working order, check to make sure you’ve got all the right gear to make commuting safe and smart, and to spend time planning your route to work (if you don’t already have one mapped out).

Credit: Karl Nielsen

Why do all this now? Why, so you’ll be ready to roll for Bike to Work Day on May 11, of course! In just 3 short months, BTWD will be upon us, and you want to be fit, outfitted and prepared to join thousands of cyclists across the Bay Area for the 23rd annual celebration of bike commuting!

So don’t think of it as grey and damp out and weather that’s ruining your plans. Instead, think of it as time to get ready. We’re doing the same on our end and look forward to riding with you!