This week is National Ride Your Bike to Work Week, with National Ride Your Bike to Work Day on Friday. Making your bicycle your mode of transportation is not only good for you, but good for your environment, and it works even better than coffee for morning energy. If you normally take your lunch to work or are using riding your bike as an incentive to take your lunch and eat healthier, this creates a bit of a problem - how do you get your lunch to your office without a lunch-colored dye job? Here are some tips on what to bring and how to get it there (and yes, a lot of this is learned from trial and error).
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Other tips: Be sure to pack a patch kit, tire levers, a pump, a multi-tool, a hand towel (to freshen up if you don't have too long of a haul), deodorant and a change of clothes. If you've never ridden to work before, drive, test ride, or map out your route before you try to ride for the first time. For more information and tips, peep at houstonbikeways.org or talk to your local bike shop.