You're not still driving everywhere are you? Leave the car home and take the bike instead and you'll escape high gas prices, traffic and parking hassles. Plus, you can go at your own pace, stop whenever and wherever you want, and actually have fun, and even get some exercise while you're getting things done!
Don't Muddle The Puddle - When riding in muddy conditions be careful at puddles. It may seem fun to blast through. But it's never a good idea because you can't be sure what's at the bottom. If there's a hole there, you'll end up doing a sweet Superman imitation and sail over the bars when your front wheel gets stopped cold. This will entertain your ride partners immensely but it can be quite painful and could wreck the fork and frame if you're really unlucky. Our recommendation? Slow way down and try to gauge how deep it is. If you decide it's safe to ride through the middle, get your weight back and off the front wheel. Or, if it looks deep, try skirting the edge of the puddle so you know you're passing over solid ground. Or, if the puddle is pond like, get off and walk around. The goal is to pass safely and to not widen or damage the trail, too.
Your tires are inflated, your helmet is strapped on, now where do you ride? Just scroll through a few of our favorites on the left! Or, if you know of a better ride, just add it to Map My Ride's database and we'll all be able to try it. Enjoy!
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