There is always a lot to celebrate on Bike to Work Day. This year, we’ll add rain to the list of things to celebrate since California is in a drought.
Here are a few tips to follow:
- Take it slow and steady. Streets, train tracks and white paint can get slippery when it rains. AND, your brakes will grab more slowly.
- Dress for the weather. Wear a rain jacket for sure and, if you have them, a pair of rain pants. You’ll stay much drier that way.
- If you don’t have rain pants, wear old pants you don’t mind getting wet and then bring a dry pair to change into at the office.
- Wear rubber-soled shoes – much easier to push off from a wet pavement than those with leather soles.
As Golden State Warrior Shaun Livingston says, one of the reasons biking to work is so great is because it feels good to be outdoors and in the elements. So rain or shine, put on your gear, saddle up and come pedal with us! We’ll be out in force to make it a great Bike to Work Day!