Kick off National Bike to Work Week 2013 with the best loot for your commute
May 13th through May 17th is National Bike to Work Week, an opportunity to celebrate the power of the bicycle and the many benefits it provides. Bike commuting saves money, preserves our health and the health of the environment. Best of all, it allows me to fund my passion: shoes*
Bicycling Magazine ranked Minneapolis as the #2 bike city in the country. The US Census Bureau ranked us as the #4 bicycling city in the nation. Minneapolis has 92 miles (and counting) of on-street bikeways and 85 miles (and counting) of off-street bikeways. The city has also been awarded with the League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Community Award. We’re home to Nice Ride Minnesota, the Bike Walk Ambassadors, and the Midtown Bike Center.
You have to carry your clothes and grooming essentials so the pack you choose has to be comfortable, it has to be functional and it has to be big enough to hold your clothes and grooming essentials without bogging you down.
For packs, I love and recommend the Osprey Momentum (MSRP $129 – $149). This is an Osprey product so there’s no question on its comfort or functionality. It has an integrated rain jacket (for the pack, not you), a helmet clip and soft zippered pocket on the shoulder strap to make reaching for your Smartphone while riding super easy.