Commuter Choice Virtual Bike Month
With everything that is happening, the Harvard Transportation & Parking CommuterChoice program wants to give you something healthy, positive and fun to try out at home. While the official "Bike Month" has been postponed for September, we would still like to celebrate our biking community this May.
Earn Your Digital Bike Badge
Celebrate safe biking practices during the COVID19 pandemic by adding a digital bike badge to your email signature. Whether you took a scenic bike ride outside, sweat it out during your Peloton workout or dusted off your old penny-farthing for a spin, you've earned it! Please visit our website to download your digital badge.
Learn How To Tune Up Your Bike At Home
Park Tool offers educational bike mechanic tutorials for FREE. The videos range from beginner to advanced skill level repairs.
If your bike is beyond an "at home repair", did you know that bike repair shops are deemed essential and some are still open? Be sure to give them a call beforehand in case they have altered their drop off/pick up procedures.
Or, you can watch Stephen Colbert change a bike tube.
Build Up Your Bike-Riding Confidence
While the roads are empty, you might be thinking that now is the perfect time to dust off your bike and practice riding. After you have mastered your at home tune-up skills or brought your bike to a shop, you can follow these simple steps to ride like a pro:
- Brush up on your cycling skills. The League Of American Bicyclists has some tutorials to help you get back on your bike.
- Find an appropriate route to ride. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council has an interactive map that can help you find the best biking and walking routes.
- Practice, practice, practice! Build up the confidence on quiet streets and multi-use paths now, so you can ride with ease when restrictions subside.
Please remember to practice your local social distancing guidelines if you are going out for a walk, bike or jog.