Source: Tips for Hot Weather Cycling | League of American Bicyclists
This summer, through our “Drive Less, Bike More” challenge, we’re asking you and your bike friends to spend as much time outdoors (and outside cars) as possible by turning your short trips for transportation into fun bike rides and logging those trips to help us reach 2 million miles of bike trips by 2023. Should be easy right?
There aren’t many things that feel as good as cycling in the summer. The days are longer, leaving more time to take your bike out for a spin and enjoy the beautiful scenery of nature the season often has to offer. Not to mention it’s one of the most active, environmentally-friendly, and cost-efficient ways to get to and from your everyday destinations.
While cycling in the summertime can be really enjoyable, it can also be hard to do if the weather is too hot and even the most experienced bicyclists may feel unmotivated to ride. To help you make your summer short trips #bikePossible, we asked our education director Alison Dewey to share her Smart Cycling tips for biking in hot weather.
#1: STAY HYDRATED
Just because it’s fun choosing to go places by bike doesn’t mean it’s not exercise — and like any form of physical activity, it’s important to stay hydrated. Because you often don’t realize how much you sweat while biking, it’s essential to replenish fluids and regain strength by…(more)