Fall is a difficult time to dress for cycling. You can start out with temperatures in the 40’s and end up in the 60’s or higher. Although you may feel cold at the beginning, don’t dress for winter riding. You don’t want to overheat and start sweating. You’ll just get cold. Therefore the best advice is to dress in layers and wear clothing that you can easily remove as you warm up.
Here are some suggestions on efficient layering:
Arm warmers – since your arms are not moving, they will be cold. Arm warmers can be easily removed and stored in your back pocket.
Gloves – you may want to start out wearing gloves with fingers, but take them off or change to gloves without fingers once it warms up. If your hands sweat, they’ll be cold.
Cycling cap or casquette – helps keep your head warm. Can be removed and stored in your back pocket.
Jacket, rain jacket or vest – these work well, but you can overheat quickly if you’re not careful. Also a little bulkier to store.
Sleeveless undershirt – you also need to keep your core warm. Wear material that will wick away moisture.
Socks – you could wear two pair of thin socks, but you might prefer to wear one pair of wool socks or another material that wicks away moisture.
Be sure to buy arm warmers, gloves, caps and socks with a TeamCBC logo from our Team Store or at our Gear Sale this Sunday at CBC.
Here are a couple of videos that discuss other options (one with two women and one with two men, so take your pick):
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