Riding a bike instead of driving your car is healthier for you and for the planet, but depending on where you live, cycling could be….tricky…to say the least! How bikeable is your city?
Winter might seem like a less-than-ideal time to start riding, and in some places icy roads make it pretty tough to get on your bike. If the roads are clear, though, there’s no reason to skip the pedal power! Just bundle up. I’ve found that the most important gear for a winter ride are serious gloves and a scarf or face mask. When you’re pedaling, you’re basically creating wind, and that cold air can be brutal if you’re not covered. Bike Score has some more winter cycling tips that are definitely worth checking out!
The folks behind Walk Score are working on a new tool – Bike Score – and they’ve just expanded their list of cities with bike scores to include 25 major cities across the U.S. and 11 in Canada. It takes time to tally votes and compile these scores, so keep an eye on the site for more bike scores to come in 2013!
Up Next: Check out some urban cycling tips to get you going!
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