Click of the Wrist – National Bike Month

You may have just missed Bike to Work Week (May 13-17), but the whole month of May is National Bike Month, and It’s the perfect time to remember your bicycle. Cycling is full of benefits?including fresh air and exercise, not to mention the earth-friendly side?and the weather’s finally getting good enough to lure us outdoors. Click through these links, pull your bike out of the garage, and get cycling!

Change a Flat

Tire gone flat over the winter? Knowing how to change a bike tire is a valuable skill both on and off the road. REI provides an easy-to-follow video that simplifies the process; if you don’t have a tire lever, try these instructions instead.

Bike Score

How bike-friendly is the area in which you live? WalkScore, in partnership with the University of British Columbia, created maps to show the bikeability of ten Canadian cities. If You’re confused about how the maps work, be sure to check out the scoring information here.

Safety First

Cyclists need to follow certain rules of the road?in addition to basic safety precautions. This manual, from the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition, has information specific to BC law, but It’s a good springboard for cyclists in other provinces.