A few weeks ago a couple friends and I participated in an event called the “Frosty Bike Ride”. February in Nebraska is definitely Frosty!!
We have a good trail system in Lincoln and it was an out and back group ride on our trails. Not a race, but a group ride to get people out. Afterwards, we all went to the bar and they gave out some great prizes while we warmed up.
It was the first time I’ve ever been on my bike in the colder months. It is definitely harder to warm up than when I run in the cold. We didn’t end up doing the whole course as we were freezing. My toes were hurting and going numb so we turned back.
Great time and great excuse to try something different and get outside even when it’s cold! I would definitely do it again.
I’ll be on my bike again Sunday when we try our 2nd orienteering adventure for the Panama Winter Challenge. It’s a 2 hour challenge on bike and foot. The weather is great now, but will be cold again by then.
Do you ride your bike in cold weather? Any tips?