Although some people (especially those that are not regular cyclists anyway) would not even dream about it, there is a lot of fun and a sense of accomplishment that comes with cycling in the winter. Your friends may think you are a bit crazy and you are sure to get confused looks from car drivers, but with the right gear, it is actually very enjoyable to get out on your bike in the cold. Getting out in challenging conditions brings an extra adventurous aspect to riding that you do not get at other times of the year.
Download this FREE guide on Winter Bicycling in Iowa. The Iowa Bicycle Coalition has surveyed partners and compiled the best tips and techniques for riding your bike during the winter and cold weather seasons.