Plan Your Arrival to Work:
Depending on your office dress code and the amount you anticipate sweating, you might want to pack or keep a change of clothes (and stick of deodorant) handy at the office. If your office doesn’t provide showers, check out the facilities at nearby gyms – some even offer free trial memberships.
If your office doesn’t offer storage space for bikes, talk to HR about hanging hooks, cleaning out a closet, or buying a bike barn for storage. In New York City, the Bicycle Access Law was passed in 2010, which requires owners and managers of commercial buildings to permit employees to enter with their bicycles.
Always wear your helmet and be aware and courteous to your fellow bicyclists and motorists. Check out your local bike coalition for safety workshops and advice. The SF Bike Coalition even offers a four-hour Urban Bicycling Workshop for beginner bikers with the aim to make novice cyclists feel more at east on the street.
Even for the inexperienced cyclist, biking to work is a fun, healthy, and rewarding activity. What is your advice to beginners for a fun and successful commute to work by bike?
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