We attended the Bike Commuting Basics class at REI yesterday. Daniel, our instructor, showed us some good resources and safety tips. SnappATX would like to expand on and share a few these basic resources with those planning on making the shift to Bike commuting to work.
Tips from the community
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Doug Ballew: I'm teaching the Traffic Skills 101 course
this Friday and Saturday. Become a more confident, competent
cyclist. We'll cover everything from flat tire repair to lane
positioning to handling skills and much more. See the following
website for more info. and registration: http://www.austincycling.org/classes
@BikeATX One tip I can give about commuting on bike in work clothes: No need to speed to work, take your time, no need to break a sweat.
How to choose your bike, wear safety gear, secure your bike, and even includes a traffic safety video.
Choosing a Route:
Description: Provides information on biking in the Austin, Texas area based on comments from cyclists in the area. We keep information about roads you like (or hate), the best way to get from place to place on your bicycle, good road and mountain bike routes, and bicycle commuting information. Browse through the information that's already here and add your $0.02.
City of Austin Bicycle Route Map PDF December 2009 You can also buy this map at many local bike shops.
Recently added a 'Biking' option when finding directions. You can also couple it with transit.
How to load and unload your bike on the bus
Connecting with the Community:
Bike Route Info, Event Calendar, and Resources
Have any more helpful resources to share? 'Snapp' about it! We'll add your tips to the post this evening.
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