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How To Choose a Bike & Gear For Commuting 

Cruise Through Your Commute

Finding yourself sitting in traffic, burning gas, watching cyclists cruise by? It’s time to swap your motor vehicle for something with a little more oomph. Commuting by bike gets you out of traffic jams and into a healthier lifestyle. Lessen your carbon footprint while getting fit and enjoying the great outdoors. With the right bike and commuting gear, getting to the office, the grocery store, and anywhere else you want to go can be easy and rewarding.

Find Your Perfect Match

Electric Bikes

Get off to a flying start on an electric bike. Battery-powered motors will help you whip past stop-and-go traffic while still getting a workout in. Electric bikes have different ranges and speeds depending on the capacity you need. Whether you have a short jaunt to work or a longer haul, we can help you find the perfect electric bike for your commute.

Commuter Bikes

Commuter bikes do it all - their body geometry and lightweight frames are designed specifically for easier commutes. If you don’t travel light, many include rear racks to attach gear and bags. Commuter bikes can be used for weekend excursions as well - pack up those panniers and get rolling no matter the day of the week.

Road Bikes

Fast, sleek, and agile, road bikes are a wonderful option for commuters. Long commutes aren’t as arduous thanks to their lightweight frames.  There are plenty of frame materials to choose from, including ultra light carbon fiber. The geometry of road bikes allows a comfortable, swift ride on any road.

Mountain Bikes

Conquer your commute with a mountain bike, and keep the party going on the weekend. Mountain bikes are an excellent choice for commuters that want a bike that can do it all, regardless of where you’re riding. A mountain bike’s rugged tires can traverse almost any terrain, from the office to the trails.

Get Ready, Get Set...

...Go! Commuting by bike is a wonderful way to get back in the saddle and stay there. Now that you've found the ride of your dreams, it's time to choose some essential commuting add-ons to stay safe and to maximize your enjoyment on every ride. Explore our recommendations for indispensable bike gear and get in touch with us for expert advice from our friendly, knowledgeable team of cycling enthusiasts.


When you need to leave your precious ride unattended, you’ll want to be sure to lock it to something sturdy. We recommend U-locks, the most secure choice for any cyclist - you don’t want to skimp on the lock, cheap locks are easy to cut.


Need a little more space than your backpack allows? Handlebar bags and frame packs are great for small things like a phone, snacks and tools, baskets are great for transporting groceries, and panniers are perfect for commuting.


First rule of riding: wear your helmet. Helmets do it all - warm your head on a chilly day,  shield you from the sun, and keep the sweat from your eyes, all while keeping you safe. Picking a quality helmet is the first step to a fun, safe commute.


Keep things light on your commute. Adding front and rear lights to your bike is important, even if you aren’t riding in the dark. Daytime visibility lights allow you to be seen easily by other riders and vehicles. We have a variety of lightweight, water resistant options, and we’re happy to make a personal recommendation and tell you about our favorites.


Whether your commute is a few miles or a longer haul, stay hydrated while you ride. Adding a water bottle cage to your new bike is simple and easy. Need some extra H20? Strap on a hydration pack - also great for transporting phones, sunscreen and snacks.

Basic Bike Maintenance

As a bike owner, you benefit from spending a little time keeping your bike finely tuned. That sounds more intimidating than it actually is. If you follow these quick, easy guidelines at home, you and your bike should both be in good shape! Carry your new tools with you to swiftly fix any hiccups, even when you’re on the go.

Pre-Ride Checklist

• Check your tires

• Make sure your wheels are tight

• Check your brakes 

• Pedal backwards - if your chain is squeaky, it’s time to add some chain lube

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