20 Ways To Stay Cool While Summer Bike Commuting

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Summer Bike commuting! Getting around your city on a bike, can be tough in the summer if you don’t want to arrive at your destination sweaty and overheated.

So I asked the Shifter community for some advice on keeping cool while riding in the summer. And I received dozens of great ideas.

Here I’m presenting all of your great ideas back to you. Hopefully, some of these top tips will help you stay riding through some of those dog days of summer.

20 Tips to stay cool while summer bike commuting:

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 1:36 – Use Panniers
  • 2:05 – Slow down
  • 2:33 – Walk up hills
  • 3:02 – Calm, fluid pedaling
  • 3:22 – Ride in the mornings or evenings
  • 3:45 – Stay hydrated
  • 3:55 – Avoid coffee (sorry)
  • 4:21 – Find sprinklers
  • 4:49 – Sunscreen
  • 5:13 – Fully inflate tires
  • 5:22 – Tight, lubricated chain
  • 5:47 – Cool shower
  • 6:15 – Towel dry
  • 6:34 – Baby wipes
  • 6:45 – Embrace the sweat
  • 7:12 – Ride an e-bike
  • 7:38 – Don’t be a masochist

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Tom Babinhttp://shifter.info/
Tom is an award-winning author and journalist who has written about cycling for years. He is the author of Frostbike: The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling, a bestselling exploration of getting around on two wheels throughout the year. He has delivered speeches about cycling around the world, and is often in the media addressing issues related to cycling. For several years, he wrote the Pedal blog for the Calgary Herald. He lives in Calgary.

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