Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on December 12th, 2008 at 9:23 am
There’s snow in the forecast around Portland this weekend; but that doesn’t mean you’ve got to leave the bike at home.
The last snow day I can recall was back in March, and from people I’ve talked to, they remember that day with fondness. Now, I realize snow is a big headache for some folks and that it causes PDOT all sorts of maintenance issues, etc…, but for those Portlanders who go by bike, it also brings something to be cherished — quiet streets with very few (and slow-moving) cars.
A snowy bike commute definitely presents some challenges, but with the type of minor snowfall we tend to get, it’s no reason to leave the wheels at home. On that note, I’ve put together a little slideshow of past snowstorms to keep you inspired…
Snow: Mother Nature’s traffic calming.
More snowy biking photos in the BikePortland Photo Gallery.