Bike commuting into fall and winter in Bellevue

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If you started bike commuting to work this spring but hung up your wheels when the dark, wet and cold set in this fall, you might be ready to reconsider your decision.

With the proper lights, layered clothing, and rain gear on your bicycle, there's no reason to abandon the bike for a car or bus these days.

Choose Your Way Bellevue is offering a free winter bike commuting class with the experts from Cascade Bicycle Club.

The brown bag presentation is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, in Room 1E-112 at Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave NE. Contact to RSVP.

The brown bag session will cover best light systems for commuting, maximizing visibility, clothing combinations for wet and cold, keeping your cargo dry and fender options for your bike.

Other topics include wet-weather riding skills, safety considerations, and how to employ transit as part of a bike commuting.

Choose Your Way Bellevue is helping commuters find alternatives to their
automobiles for finding ways to work or running errands. Check out the Choose Your Way website for hints on the many different travel options offered locally.

The Commuter Connection Store at the Sixth Street Commuter Center offers lots of assistance, as well as 24/7 indoor bicycle parking.

Photo above of early morning frost on the causeway across Mercer Slough.

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