Thinking about biking to work? Cycling is a great form of cardiovascular exercise and supports environmentally friendly lifestyles. It's also much cheaper than your standard automobile commute. The biggest deterrents for would-be cyclists, however, are safety and inconvenience. But with a bit of planning and preparation—for before, during and after your ride—you'll be more confident and enthusiastic about taking to the pedals each morning.
Before taking to the streets, it's worth thinking a bit about how the elements can affect your commute—and how a few essential items will keep you safe and help ensure you never get stranded. End-of-trip planning is also a good idea to make sure you fit in at work once you get there.
Once you're on your wheels, be sure to check out Reliance Foundry's Pedals 4 Professionals contest for your chance to win up to $5,000 in new bike equipment!