December 06, 2011
Mandatory gear: Commuter bike, bike bag or panniers, lock, fenders, helmet, bike lights
The gist: Leave the car behind. Freedom and exercise on your commute.
Traffic jams no longer! Tens of thousands of Americans have discovered the joy of biking to school or work each day. Beyond the simple pleasure of riding streets and bike paths instead of driving crowded highways, bike commuting offers built-in exercise, a lower-cost commuting option, and a method of movement through the city that leaves far less impact on the Earth.
- PHOTO CONTEST!
Do you bike urban singletrack trails? Maybe you build two-story snow forts? Submit a photo and a caption of yourself being a "Weekday Warrior" to win Köppen gear! We'll highlight the best submissions on this page. (Submission form is below on left; upload as many photos as you see fit, and we'll contact you if your image wins!)
- Learn about how to be
a Weekday Warrior
Ad Hoc "Alleycat" Bike Race
Mimic the routine of a professional bike messenger.
Skateboarding with Dog
Kick and glide on your skateboard.
Capture the Flag, Ghost in the Graveyard, and Kick the Can.
Open Water Swimming
Triathletes do it. You can too! Ditch pool laps for a lake swim.
Trails? Pff. Who needs trails when you can walk in the woods!
Bike to Work
Leave the car behind. Freedom and exercise on your commute.
Get your flashlight ready. Hiking in the dark is a whole new world.