Summer Time is Biking Time - 7 Tips for Your Bike Commute

The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. And the espresso is spreading its fragrance ...

The Question is: Where are you?

  • Get stuck in the car?

  • Suffered from the traffic jam?

  • Annoyed by crowded trams and trains?

Forget all those worries and troubles, why not ride a bike to work now? Summer time is a perfect time to start. To help you get rolling, here are 7 tips to get started.

1. Never forget your helmet

To protect your head and all those brilliant ideas insides, DO remember wearing a helmet! Seriously, the world is waiting to be saved by you.

2. Set achievable distance and frequency

Don't push yourself too hard. Remember, you are going to have fun with bike commute, not to be stressed again. If you live close to work, it is conceivable that you can commute both ways. If you live several miles away and the commute will take you 30 minutes or more, consider hitching a ride with a co-worker to get to the office, then ride one-way home. For the same reason, make you plans to commute to and from work achievable at the beginning. After you can consistently achieve success, add more commuting segments or days.

3. Find roads with less traffic

Biking on roads that aren't as busy. Check out any bike paths in the area to see if they would be a good choice.

4. Wear conspicuous clothes

Wearing reflective gear or putting a flashing tail light on your bike, if you commute in the early morning oder late evening. For daylight commuting, wear bright colors so that the motorists can spot you easily.

5. Learn how to change a flat

What would be always helpful is that to learn how to change a flat tire.

6. Watch for parked car doors swinging open

Be careful of cars parked on the side of the road. Be alert if there are people in the car that might be getting ready to swing open the car door. They might not be looking for you coming from behind on a bike.

7. Bring a mobile phone and call for help in worse case

If your Urban-Connect Bike got mechanical troubles, don't hesitate to call us for help.

We offer preventative maintenance to ensure maximum fleet uptime, as well as 48 hour emergency maintenance support.

Contact us to find out more about our offering. We are happy to tailor our solution according to your needs.

Tel.: +41 77 479 01 28

Email: info@urban-connect.ch

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