Here are links to our best and most popular posts about cold weather cycling. Whether you are planning to get your bike ready for winter, wondering if you should buy that super-bright flashing bike light (spoiler … maybe hold off on that one), or wondering how you are going to stay warm and dry on your bike, we have you covered! Our most popular winter cycling posts include advice on how to cycle safely in winter, how to dress for winter cycling, how to use bike lights without annoying other cyclists, which waterproof panniers to use to protect your stuff, and how to get your bike ready for winter.
- 7 of the Best Cycling Balaclavas to Keep Your Head Warm during Cold Weather Cycling
- 7 of the Best Waterproof Cycling Pants for Comfortable Cold Weather Cycling for Men and Women
- 7 of the Best Women’s Cycling Jackets – Waterproof and Windproof
- When to Use Flashing Bike Lights for Cold Weather Cycling
- How to Dress for Winter Cycling – Cycling Clothes that will Keep You Warm and Dry during Cold Weather Cycling
- Safe Winter Cycling – How to Cycle Safely in the Winter
- Best Windproof Cycling Jackets for Cold Weather Cycling
- 7 of the Best Waterproof Cycling Jackets for Men and Women for Cold Weather Cycling
- 7 of the Best Waterproof Bike Panniers, 2020 – for Better Bike Commuting and Touring during Cold Weather Cycling
- How to Use Bike Reflectors to Be More Visible during Cold Weather Cycling
- How to Get Your Bike Ready for Cold Weather Cycling
- Our Best Posts about Winter Cycling
- Our Best Posts about Clothes for Winter Cycling
- Our Best Posts about Bike Lights for Winter Cycling
This was the first post we ever wrote that astonished us with its popularity. It’s actually the post that made us decide to turn this blog into a full-time job. This post is of course an update on the original one that was so popular 12 years ago. This post lists our picks for 7 of the best cycling balaclavas to keep your head warm when cycling in cold weather. All of these balaclavas will help to keep you warm during your cold-weather bike rides. The post includes a whole lot of information about how to choose balaclavas, and how they work.
In this extremely popular post, we use a chart, reviews, and videos to compare 7 of the best waterproof cycling pants. Cycling pants are essential for cycling comfort. But most are not cheap, and you will have them for a long time, so it is essential to do your research and make sure you get the best cycling pants for your needs. This post includes an explanation of the technology that is used to make pants that are both waterproof and breathable.
This in-depth post with videos compares 7 of the very best women’s cycling jackets, including both windproof and waterproof jackets. This post includes a detailed table comparing the jackets, and explains the difference between windproof vs waterproof jackets. Whether you are looking for a waterproof cycling jacket, a windproof cycling jacket, or both – something in this post should do the trick!
Flashing lights and bikes have become like love and marriage – they are strongly associated together, but there CAN be problems. When should you flash your bike lights, and when is it not a good idea? Here’s a guide to when to use your bike lights on flashing mode.
How to Dress for Winter Cycling – Cycling Clothes that will Keep You Warm and Dry during Cold Weather Cycling
Here’s a complete guide to how to dress to keep warm, dry, and comfortable while cycling in winter. This post contains tips for dressing for winter cycling. It explains how to dress in layers and keep your core, head, hands, feet and other parts warm and dry for comfy, safe, winter cycling.
Winter cycling can be challenging, especially if you live in a climate that gets very cold and wet. Days are shorter, forcing you to ride in the dark at least one way if you bike commute. If there is snow, it is often displaced by car tires – right into the bike lane. If you’ve never had filthy snow flung into your face by a passing car, you’ve never really suffered for your cycling! However, winter cycling does NOT have to be suffering, with careful planning and a little expense. Comfortable, safe winter cycling comes down to preparing your bike, preparing yourself, and having the right equipment. And of course (as with raising toddlers), picking your battles. There may be days when it is neither safe nor fun to ride your bike. In those cases, there is no shame in catching a bus, or driving a car! This post offers advice on how to be comfortable when cycling in the winter, and also tips on how to cycle safely in difficult conditions.
This post compares the best windproof cycling jackets in a chart and brief product reviews, so that you can decide which one is right for you. Every cyclist needs a great windproof jacket tucked in their pannier. They are the perfect mid-weight option for spring and fall cycling, when temperatures are roughly in the 35 – 60°F (2 – 15°C) range. A great windproof cycling jacket will keep you warm and dry while your heart rate is up, even in very windy or damp weather. But it is crucial to get a jacket that does the job well.
To help you find the right one, I have created a chart that compares the best windproof cycling jackets. Then I list each of the jackets, with details about what makes each one a good buy. Finally, I provide a great deal of information, including a table that shows the differences between fleece jackets, softshell jackets, and hardshell jackets. Note that the windproof Cycling Jackets are softshell jackets.
This very detailed post compares 9 of the best waterproof cycling jackets, including men’s cycling jackets and women’s jackets. We start with a chart comparing 9 of the best waterproof cycling jackets, then we have reviews of each jacket, plus videos, and we wrap it all up with a lot of important information about cycling jackets, including how waterproofness and breathability work, and the difference between fleece, softshell, and hardshell jackets.
7 of the Best Waterproof Bike Panniers, 2020 – for Better Bike Commuting and Touring during Cold Weather Cycling
In this post we compare 7 of the best waterproof bike panniers. We make the comparison quick and easy for you, by including a chart comparing 7 of the best bike panniers. And then we discuss each one in more detail. We also include some videos. This post will help you to decide which waterproof bike panniers would best suit your own needs. Maggie and I have tried many different bike panniers over the years. Between us, we have decades of experience of bike commuting in rainy weather. Based on our experience, we have put together this list of 7 of the best waterproof bike panniers.
Here’s a post about how to use reflectors on your bike to be more visible to other road users. This is a cheap and easy way to make cycling in the dark safer.
It is possible to continue enjoy cycling in the winter, provided you make sure you have the right bike, and you get it ready for colder days. Here is a complete guide to help you get your bike ready for winter.
Our Best Posts about Winter Cycling
Our Best Posts about Clothes for Winter Cycling
Our most popular winter cycling posts are about suitable clothing for winter cycling, so here are quick links to help you get to those posts.
If you are interested in winter cycling, you may also be interested in posts about bike lights. Below are links to our top posts on great bike lights.
Our Best Posts about Bike Lights for Winter Cycling
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