If You’re New to Bike Commuting

Basic Bryant

It’s springtime which means more new bike commuters are getting started right now than at any other time of year. If you’re a new bike commuter and you’ve just stumbled upon our site, welcome! Probably the best place to start is with our Bike Commuting 101 series. There you’ll find tips and tricks that will (hopefully) help you get a smooth start. Be sure to read the comments under the articles for tips provided by our regular readers.

Once you’ve perused the 101 articles, the best way to initially explore the rest of the site is by using the category links in the lefthand sidebar. After you’ve had a look around, the site can be navigated reverse-chronologically by following the links at the bottom of each page, or by following the links in the lefthand sidebar organized by date, category, hot topic, or recent comment. For the brave, we also have a massive Archive Page that contains links to every post on the site (nearly 3,000). And lastly, there’s a handy search function at the top of the lefthand sidebar. If you’re looking for something specific, that’s the best way to find it quickly.

Thanks for dropping by!

Bike Commuting 101

3 Responses to “If You’re New to Bike Commuting”

  • Brandon says:

    During my past few winters commuting, I would always wonder how many new pople I’d see around Spring time.
    I’m willing to bet that it’s many more this year than in years past, with gas prices, and a new LBS right down the road.

  • Steven Butcher says:

    For someone new to this site and to bicycle commuting, I would echo Alan’s words. As I have been commuting by bike for a couple of years, I have found EcoVelo to be both highly informative as well as inspirational. The information provided by Alan and other contributors includes good, sound advise plus the photos are some of the finest I’ve seen. EcoVelo has become a part of my daily cycling read.

  • Rick says:

    I always encourage people to start commuting by bike. Even someone who thinks it might be a little too far to do by bike should consider the multi-modal commute. I normally have a 10 mile round trip ride which is great but every once in a while I need to go to a meeting much farther away. I drive part way and bike the last few miles. That last leg always has the worst traffic so I’m saving time by doing it by bike. I use a Montague folding bike so I can just keep in my trunk. They’re really unique bikes that use full size wheels and fold without putting cuts or hinges in their frame. They’re super strong. You should check them out at http://www.montaguebikes.com/

 
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