Ever Thought About Biking To Work? Here's What You Need

Photographed by Ashley Batz.
This week is bike-to-work week. Whether you’ve got an old set of wheels gathering dust in the basement, or you’re growing tired of your daily commute (the L train’s delayed, again), there has never been a better time to start pedaling to the office. But, hitting the streets on two wheels can feel intimidating if you’re not prepared.

You can ride with confidence if you know you’re visible (to cars, pedestrians, and other cyclists), if you know where you’re headed, and if you know your bike isn’t going to get nabbed while you make a pit stop at your favorite coffee shop.

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