Riding in the Rain Tips

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      It looks like the rain is back at least for another week or two, so it means it’s likely you may be riding in the rain in your future. Here are some tips to help keep you warm and safe. What other tips do you have for enjoying your bike in the rain?

      What to Wear:

      • Good base layer to help keep you warm
      • Waterproof jacket
      • Waterproof gloves
      • Waterproof shoe covers

      Bike Setup:

      • Front & rear lights to make yourself more visible. This is always a great idea but extremely important in the rain.


      • Slow down. Your brakes are less effective when wet so allow more time for stopping.
      • Avoid riding surfaces that are metal, brick or painted because these will be extremely slippery.  If you do need to cross them, keep your handlebars straight to avoid slipping.
      • Avoid puddles! You have no idea how deep they or what else may be hiding in them.
      • When you are safely back home, show your bike some love and give it a good bath to remove the dirt.  Also, it’s a great time to lube your chain as well.

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