As a year-round cycling MSU professor of packaging (hat tip Diana Twede) likes to say “It’s just a matter of the correct packaging!” Your body generates lots of heat while riding and you’re moving faster to your destination. MSU staff also keep the roads and paths very clear throughout the winter for everyone’s safety, although getting to campus is sometimes a little more challenging!
Come to the MSU Bikes Service Center for one or more of three classes to learn more about getting you and your bike ready for winter cycling so you can enjoy it as much as many others do every winter. If none of these dates work for you then review our winter cycling tips here at your leisure.
If you’re already a cold-weather cycling veteran then PLEASE come with your setup and do some show ‘n tell to help inspire others! The following workshops are FREE, short and full of good tips you can use this winter to have a better, safer more comfortable time.
Sessions are limited to 6 people attending with their bikes and requires at least 3 attendees, so RSVPs are requested. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS with your name if you want to be notified of possible changes/ cancellations due to lack of attendance or unforeseen circumstances.
Sorry, there is no visitor parking available nearby; click here for visitor parking information. They will ticket cars in the Bessey Parking lot til 6 pm.
We close the shop at 5 pm, so you’ll find the Closed sign up when you get here; the door should be unlocked so just come in or knock.
101 Session: (Mon. 12/04/17) — 1 space open!
This session will focus on the overall/ general tips on how to prep your clothing and your bike for comfy, enjoyable and safe riding.
102 Session: (Tues. 12/05/17)
This session will mostly be a repeat of the 101 class for those who couldn’t attend it and then if time allows we’ll dig into more depth and other finer considerations of cold-weather riding.
103 Session: (Wed. 12/06/17)
This session will be a DIY studded tire and other DIY ways to modify your bike for added safety and comfort. Materials are NOT included and we’ll NOT have enough time to actually make your own studded tires but instead you’ll see a demonstration of how they’re made.
Any questions about the class? Call Tim Potter, instructor: (517) 432-3414 or email here.