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Winter bike commuting

Posted at 8:59 AM on December 29, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Paul Stewart of Minneapolis, Minn. explains that bike commuting saves money:

"When I bike commute I burn one tank of gas a month instead of one a week.That more than covers bike items like lights, clothes, etc. Also I save on car maintenance since I drive only 5,000 miles a year instead of the average 12,000."

But how do you go about riding safely? Our Public Insight Network shares some tips, and we even have a video depicting the prep for a cold commute:

"Joshua Houdek bike commutes two miles from South Minneapolis to his work every day. He takes us through putting on his gear, prepping his equipment, and making the decision to ride even on a -5 degree day." - from Video: Winter Bike Commuting
* Open discussion: Do you ride your bike in winter?

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