Biking in extreme weather is hard on any bike. Whether you have decided to you use your bike all four seasons, or you have purchased a bike just for winter, it needs only one speed. That one high gear makes it easy to power through snow and, let’s face it, your gear selector will probably freeze up anyway.

The best tire is a fat tire … the bigger the tire, the better the traction. You should also have a rust-resistant frame. The chain on your bike will need a good quality lube such as White Lightning Epic, which is good for all weather conditions.

Keep your bike free of dirt, ice and snow. And bring it in for a tune up before and after winter. If you keep all of this in mind, there is no reason you can’t enjoy winter biking throughout our most challenging season.