12 Tips for Staying Warm During Winter Bike Rides

I live in Boulder, Colorado and ride year-round both for fun and fitness. Although it snows often, the roads are usually free of snow.

I enjoy riding outdoors even when the temps are in the 20s. What do I wear? I start by consulting the thermometer outside my window and the weather forecast. I then select clothing based on the current conditions and then forecast high and hedge my bets in case the forecast is wrong. As a rule of thumb, if I'm warm enough when I throw my leg over the top tube then I'm overdressed, because I'll generate heat as I ride.

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