Getting Ready-To-Roll For Bike to Work Day

24 June 2014
Bike to Work Day is taking place tomorrow, June 25, and preparation is key for a successful experience, especially for first timers or occasional cyclists. Staff members at the five Bicycle Village shops in Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs offer this checklist to ensure a safe and comfortable commuting experience.

1. Get a complete tune-up and safety check for the bike including a brake check to ensure proper functioning and gear testing to ensure proper shifting.
2. A new, lightweight helmet.  The material in helmets can break down after a few years and become less protective and effective.
3. Padded cycling shorts for a comfortable ride.
4. Cycling jerseys made of breathable fabrics.
5. Hydration Packs/Camelbacks allow riders to drink water while cycling from a plastic tube attached to a bladder contained in a small backpack so riders can keep their hands on the handlebars and eyes on the road.
6. Bike gloves that protect palms and hands from friction and jarring impacts.
7. Spare tubes, tire levers, and a patch kit are “must haves” in case of a flat tire.
8. Bike pump and CO2 cartridges for a quick fix on a low or flat tire.
9. Cycling shoes with hard soles to help reduce foot fatigue.
10. An ergonomically designed saddle that is fitted to individual body dynamics. 
 
According to Mike Anthony, regional manager for Bicycle Village  “A tuned and correctly fitted bike makes all the difference between a comfortable ride and a miserable commute.”

For advice on bikes and cycling accessories, visit www.bicyclevillage.com.
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

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