How To Start A Bike Habit
Crowd sourced advice for people interested in cycling for utiltiy
- — BikeBike Inc. (@BikeBikeYYC)Sun, Feb 07 2016 16:36:50
- — Kimberley (@BluHrGirl)Sun, Feb 07 2016 16:42:33@BikeBikeYYC Keep an electronic journal- how far, route, what you wore and issues with route if there are any, weather. Dispels myths later
- — Doug D (@coldbike)Sun, Feb 07 2016 16:51:22
- — Rudy Limeback (@rudydotca)Sun, Feb 07 2016 17:07:43@BikeBikeYYC i would say "first few days might seem tough, but you will soon realize how great it feels -- bike habit creates you!!"
- — Laura Chutny (@lchutny)Sun, Feb 07 2016 17:32:01@BikeBikeYYC Bike habit? Start small and keep steady. Get a rack so you don't have to carry a backpack. Enjoy the weather, of all kinds!
- — Lindsay Bliek (@skahah)Sun, Feb 07 2016 17:35:21@BikeBikeYYC when I first started commuting for work I went whole hog and bought good gear and then I had to do it cuz I'd spent the $
- — Ross Betts (@FordPrefect69)Sun, Feb 07 2016 18:01:00@BikeBikeYYC start by using it for short errands with light loads and weekend fun, don't get talked into the wrong bike, ? the right people
- — Patrick McKay (@padraigmckay)Sun, Feb 07 2016 18:39:12@BikeBikeYYC buy a "colour" of bike you love. Literally colour, but also everything about it. Buying wrong bike is a waste of garage space.
- — Ashley Jazayeri (@Ashley_Jazayeri)Sun, Feb 07 2016 19:50:29@BikeBikeYYC Pick something you already enjoy doing and start cycling to get there. The trip and the destination are both more enjoyable!
- — Sven S. (@SamAudioltd)Sun, Feb 07 2016 20:34:51@BikeBikeYYC I wanted it to be fun so I made it so & did it at my pace. Fun & joy r key to wanting to develop ur riding habit.
- — Ben Cowie (@benjamincowie)Sun, Feb 07 2016 19:21:06@BikeBikeYYC pick one thing that you do regularly, then do that thing only by bike. Reward yourself! My favorite reward? Espresso...
- — Jenna Dutton (@debutton)Sun, Feb 07 2016 21:37:53@BikeBikeYYC figure out how much you save on gas each time you ride and put it in a savings account for future bike trips
- — Kyle Kramer (@kramer60)Sun, Feb 07 2016 23:17:18
- — YYC Bike 2 School (@yycbike2school)Mon, Feb 08 2016 02:05:03@BikeBikeYYC Look for the most enjoyable route with the least amount of traffic even if it's a bit longer. You will feel much safer.
- — Randy Thornhill (@calgarycyclist)Mon, Feb 08 2016 01:44:21@BikeBikeYYC I would say start by integrating cycling into your weekly routine such as to the store or the gym, but start w short distances