All season cycling is possible in all communities
The resources on this page can be used to encourage all season cycling in your region and they are free to be used on websites, social media, and other promotional materials.
Your Guide to Winter Cycling
All texts, photos, and tips contained in this downloadable guide are free to use to promote winter cycling in your region.
Graphic Winter Cycling Tips
Use the following tips for banner cards, posters, brochures or social media.
Images of winter cyclists, gear and skills are free to use in any promotional material to promote winter cycling in your community. High Resolution are ideal for print, while low resolution are ideal for screen or online materials.
Use the following animated graphics for websites or social media. Click on either image, save and download!
Winter Cycling Tips for Families
Remember that while you are moving and keeping warm, your children are often just sitting back, enjoying the ride and getting chillier.
Here is a list of the top tips from some all-season family cyclists to keep your little ones warm and happy:
- Dress your kids warmer than yourself.
Three layers are usually best; warm long underwear, regular clothes, snowsuit.
- Protect your children from the wind on the coolest days.
If you have a chariot, keep the cover down.
- An old sleeping bag or a thick wool blanket makes a cozy chariot nest.
Let your kids snuggle under it and keep warm.
- Don’t put toys or food in a chariot in the winter.
Children are more likely to take off their mitts to play or eat, marking their hands cold.
- Extra adult sized wool socks make a great extra layer for over hands and arms if needed.
They also work as leg warmers over boots.
- Keep your child’s mittens tucked under their snowsuit sleeves.
It keeps them on better and lessens the chance of exposed skin.
- Trailers are more stable than bike-mounted child carriers in the winter.
The lower centre of gravity keeps you much more balanced on slippery surfaces.
- Much like your bicycle, a trailer will get dirty and salty from the road.
Be sure to keep it as clean as possible or consider using an older model for winter use.
- When you get to your destination, check your child’s hands and feet to see how warm they are.
This will help you make sure you are using enough winter clothing so that your child is warm enough.
- Keep trips to less than 30 minutes on cold days.
Make it a fun adventure and be prepared to stop from time to time!
The funding for the winter cycling resource on this website was provided by the Government of Ontario. The views expressed in this publication are views of EnviroCentre and do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Ontario.
EnviroCentre – Winter Cycling Resource by EnviroCentre is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.