There is also a large segment of Montague folding bike owners who also rely on their bike to get to and from work every day (yours truly included) and/or to do their everyday errands. I haven’t been commuting nearly as long as others in the office who commute by bike, but in the time that I have been commuting by bike I’ve learned a few lessons. I wanted to share a few and hopefully help you feel more comfortable about starting to commute, or improve your commuting experience.
Pretend your a car - but on two wheels and with 1 person power:
Take care of your ride
- Lights – ideally a front light for both visibility and to see if you get stuck (or enjoy!) riding at night, and a rear light for visibility
- Fenders – a front fender will help keep your legs and feet dry (or less wet) and a rear fender will keep your backside dry.
- Racks – depending on how long your commute, or what kind of errands you plan to use your bike for, there is everything from a simple rear rack with bungie cords to put your light items on, to full cargo packs that you could live out of for months.