Ride on, road warrior. Ahead of next week’s National Bike to Work Week, we look at the best gear for the bike commuting life.
Thinking about swapping out your four-wheeled commute for two? Congratulations—your life is about to get a whole lot better. In addition to getting your workout done on your way to work, bike commuters get a boatload of benefits: primo parking, a feel-good boost from helping the environment, and (in some cases) cold, hard cash from employee wellness programs. You’ll also be happier—a study out of Clemson University found those who commute by bike are significantly more cheerful than those who drive or use public transportation.
Of course, nothing ruins that happy buzz faster than getting mud on your suit. When it comes to bike commuting, the right gear can make or break a ride. Though you can certainly use your triathlon bike and gear for commuting, you might not want to—think of the looks you’ll get pulling up to the office in your aero helmet.