lights, tires, action. Winter Riding in Denver
At home my kitchen faces 35th Avenue, the neighborhood's popular bike route. As I prepare meals or wash dishes I'm heartened by the sight of all of the cyclists riding by. The stream of bicycles does slow considerably this time of year but I still give a cheer when someone rides by.
Cyclists face a few challenges these months between November through March such as ...
With sunset at 5:15 pm there is a likelihood that you will be out after dark. There are many light options available, my favorite is a dynamo powered system but we also stock rechargeable headlights that are very bright.
Outdoor activities help one acclimate to the season, dress in layers, wear a hat and cover your extremities.
I ride platform pedals and wear Timberlands staying fashionable and warm.
Slush and Rain
You might get caught in the elements at any time of the year, be prepared. Good quality tires will help you ride through unexpected slushy conditions. We recommend Panaracer's TServe PT and Schwalbe's Marathon, both are in stock now.
Some of us relish riding on ice every year and we sell Nokkian or Schwalbe studded tires to aid you along the way. I corner through icy intersections better than most cars on my Nokkians.
come in all shapes and sizes here are a few of my favorites,
Winter riding can be as simple as going out on your bicycle in-between snow storms for the sheer fun of enjoying our Colorado blue skies. Just be prepared for the chilly temps and anything else mother nature might throw at you.
Queen City Cycle is open 6 days a week, closed on Tuesdays.