The snow is on the ground, the weather is getting cold, and the majority of Bozemanites mindset has moved from cycling the streets to schussing the slopes. To match the season the Bike Kitchen will be reducing open hours to one night per week.
Winter Hours: Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 8pm
Come visit us. We'll have a fire in the woodstove and a hefty helping of hardcore humans on hand to talk and work on all things bicycles. Also, please note that if temperatures are downright frigid (which obviously has to be pretty cold for us Montana-folk) the Bike Kitchen may be closed without warning).
Winter Bicycle Commuting - by Hannah Arm
Winter is here and for you summer bike commuters your ride does not have to end with the nice weather. If you are interested in maintaining your bike commute during the winter months here are a few tips to get you ready:
1. Studded snow tires: Bozeman roads can be dicey in winter and can accumulate a fair bit of ice. Studded snow tires are a sure-fire way to get the grip needed to get through the ice. In fact they are so good you will be looking for ice to ride on!
2. Fenders: Your butt and legs stay dry, need I say more?
3. Bike Lights: The days are short so many of you are commuting to and from work in the dark. A set of bike lights will let the drivers know that you are there and you will feel a whole lot more comfortable knowing that they can see you.
Good luck with your winter commute! Know that I will be smiling at you under all my layers as we pass on our respective paths.
We are a cooperative cycling center dedicated to making the use of bicycles as transportation and fun possible for all members of the Bozeman community. We need volunteers of all ages and abilities to help us refurbish bikes. We are located in the garage behind 425 E Aspen. For a map, please visit our Web site at bozemanbikekitchen.org.