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Bike to Work Week: Our best tips and tricks to inspire you to get on your bikes and ride on to a happy, healthy, enjoyable commute by bike.

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  • 1. URBAN RIDERS GUIDE TO BIKING TO WORK Our best tips and tricks to inspire you to get on your bikes and ride on to a happy, healthy, enjoyable commute by bike. LeVeloVictoria.co

2. Top 4 reasons why you should ride! Fresh air is invigorating and a side benefit is the exercise. No traffic jams and free parking. Lastly, theres nothing like the freedom you feel while riding a bike; you can explore the city and ride at your pace. LeVeloVictoria.co Its healthy, fun and makes your commute to work enjoyable. 3. How to bike to work Have you discovered yet the sheer joy and freedom you feel while riding a bike? LeVeloVictoria.co If planned right, not only will you beat traffic congestion, save money on parking, but youll also arrive happier, healthier and ready to tackle your day. 4. 4 Myths About Riding a Bicycle We are going to turn some cycling myths upside down. We think these myth busting tips will get you out on your bikes and riding in style. LeVeloVictoria.co 5. Cycling is just for sport. Cycling everyday is a normal activity for millions of people. Myth #One 6. Myth #Two Dressing for your destination isnt possible. Ride your wayLeVeloVictoria.co 7. Myth #Three You must wear unflattering rain gear to keep dry. LeVeloVictoria.co 8. Myth #Four You must ride everywhere like a speed demon while on bike. LeVeloVictoria.co 9. SO, YOUVE GOT THE BIKE NOW WHAT? LeVeloVictoria.co 10. how to BIKE TO WORK Now we need to get you out on your bike and heres how: WHAT BIKE DO I NEED? Ideally, you will want a bike that is comfortable, has fenders, a chain guard and a back rack. WILL I NEED SPECIAL GEAR? Dress for your destination. Almost anything you have in your closet is suitable to riding on your bike. HOW WILL I CARRY MY STUFF? First decide whether you would prefer to carry a backpack or have the bike do the carrying for you. If you are new to riding, panniers may be your best choice. I personally enjoy the freedom of having nothing over my shoulder or on my back. Im a pannier or basket girl. 11. how to BIKE TO WORK Now we need to get you out on your bike and heres how: DO I KNOW THE BEST ROUTE TO TAKE? Take a look at your citys bike map or use Map my Ride. The key to a successful ride to work is to be prepared. Before your first day of cycling to work find a nice quiet route from your home to your office. DO I KNOW HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE TO RIDE TO WORK? Understand the time it will take you to get there and plan your ride accordingly. Make it enjoyable and take your time. Ride along quiet streets and venture out for longer rides as you become more confident. 12. Final parting thoughts Remember, you dont have to wear unflattering rain gear to ride your bike. Just about anything you have in your wardrobe will work on a bike. Cycling isnt just for sport so you dont have to cycle to work like a speed demon. Take it easy, smell the roses, enjoy and have fun! 13. Photo credits Slide 1: Note To Self Slide 2: Hungarian Cycle Chic Blog Slide 4: Tokyo Vintage Bicycles Slide 5: Velo Family Diaries Slide 6: Bike Bike Slide 7: Happy Rainy Days Slide 8: Ottawa Velo Vogue Slide 9: Amsterdam Cycle Chic Bike to Work Week is just around the corner; I hope to see you out there!