Please bike safely on all this ice!!
Remember, painted pavement (crosswalks, colored bike lanes, etc) is nearly as slick as metal grate bridges when icy or wet!
The instant I hit the green bike lane on icy Milwaukee yesterday, my front wheel zipped right out from under me and I broke the fall with my (now less than perfect) nose! Luckily I was riding slowly and wearing my helmet, so nothing else was broken!
But, as an ActiveTrans staff member who very recently assisted in a winter bike safety class, I wanted to remind you just how easy it is to forget and (literally) slip up for even just one second!
That being said - Keep it up, winter commuters! Bike commuting is still my passion and I will always continue to urge others to do so - SAFELY!
Watch those green bike lanes in this ice, please!