With gas prices on the rise and the weather warming, here are some things to consider when choosing a new rideVery basic "how to" article from Ft. Collins, Colorado, with suggestions on bike models, sizing, materials, accessories, and bicycling etiquette.
How is that $3.17 a gallon gas treating you?
There is an alternative, you know.
I became a fair weather bike commuter when gas first hit $3 a gallon, and I love my ride to work. Of course, it helps that my 25-minute commute from the southwest side of town to the Coloradoan on the northeast side of town is virtually all on the bike trail.
With the weather warming, it's time to get a bike or get out your bike. Whether looking for a bike to commute or to recreate or both, here's a quick primer to help you turn from gas power to pedal power. (Read more.)
Image: The Coloradoan.
Visit: Vision puts commuters on their bikes, The Coloradoan
Visit: Changing Gears: With bicycle ridership soaring, how ready is Fort Collins for bike mania? Fort Collins Now
Visit: Bike coordinator speaks out, Bike Commute Tips Blog
Visit: Colorado study on collegiate helmet use, Bike Commute Tips Blog
Visit: Paul Dorn's Bike Commuting Tips Site