tips for biking in the heat

Get ready to roll through the heat with these tips

Avatar by on July 24th, 2020 at 1:29 pm

(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

As if we didn’t have enough on our plates, now a heat wave is coming.

Given that we’re in the midst of a surge in biking and many of you might not have been through a hot summer season before, it’s worth thinking ahead about how to stay comfortable when cycling gets sweaty.

Biking in the heat is no joke — especially if you’re wearing a mask or some other type of face covering that could make you even hotter. Before I share a few of our best hot biking tips, I want to share a story I heard from a reader this week.

Doug H. was biking toward the Springwater path in Sellwood Riverfront Park on Tuesday when he saw a man fall over while biking. According to Doug, the 68-year-old man suffered from a heat stroke and then later died of cardiac arrest. It was 90-degrees at the time of the incident.

I share this story to underscore how heat can impact your ride. So before heading out in the next few days, check out our tips below: [Read more…]

Ride the heat wave with these 10 proven tricks

Avatar by on July 31st, 2017 at 12:18 pm

Splash Dance Ride-15-14

This guy has the right idea.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

It’s coming. A collective flip-out has begun because several days of triple-digit temperatures are about to hit Portland.
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Take the no-sweat challenge (and other tips to survive the heat)

Avatar by on July 1st, 2015 at 4:34 pm

Splash Dance Ride-5-4

If you see water, ride through it.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Get hip to the heat this weekend

Avatar by on August 3rd, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Splash Dance Ride-5-4

This is one of my favorite ways to stay cool!
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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