Getting started with urban cycling and bike commuting is a bit of a process, but The Smart Cyclist is here to make that process as easy as possible! Whether you’re interested in quick trips to the store, exploring your neighborhood, or are ready to take on a bike commute to work (even more on that here), find all the posts you need to start bike commuting, all in one place!
In addition, each post includes helpful resources I have used over the years in my own urban cycling journey that are just too good not to share! Enjoy!
In my opinion, you need only 5 bike accessories for bike commuting success. Don’t break the bank on a variety of additions and features that you may or may not end up using. There will be plenty of time to get that stylish pannier pack or fancy bicycle bell!
This guide not only walks you through the bike locking process, but also demystifies and explains some of the other considerations you must take (type of lock, location, etc.) – all in one place.
The thought of arriving to a destination with sweat stains on your clothing is a huge turnoff that prevents many people from wanting to bike anywhere. But no fear, The Smart Cyclist is here to give you the information to combat sweat and arrive in style!
As I am sure you can imagine, you probably won’t commit yourself to a bike commute if you’re not comfortable! Read on for some common bike complaints, and learn about adjustments you can make to to help troubleshoot those pesky aches and pains!
One of the top concerns I hear from potential bike commuters is the fear of riding too close to cars. However, with some time, practice, and the 5 easy tips below you will be feeling confident on your new bike commute in no time!
Researching bike frame materials can leave your head spinning! But I’ve got your back! Read on to learn about the most common bike frame materials, their basic characteristics and what you should consider in order to choose the right bike for you!
Making sure your bike is appropriately maintained means an investment in a safer, more comfortable ride! However, bike maintenance can be an intimidating topic. Read on for The Smart Cyclist’s straightforward, easy-for-anyone-to-accomplish Guide to At-Home Bike Maintenance 101!