First time riding a bike tour? Let the TransAlt community help you prepare! Visit one of the many New York City-area bike shops that support TransAlt's advocacy for advice on bike fit, bike maintenance, and riding safely as part of NYC traffic. Join TransAlt when you register for the tour and your membership card will get you a discount at any shop on our list!
Bike Fit: Did you know that proper bike fit helps you avoid issues like chronic knee or back pain, and will also ensure that you feel more comfortable on the bike? A proper bike fit can also help you pedal more efficiently. Read more about bike fit, and consider getting a professional bike fit from one of our member bike shops.
Bike Maintenance - the ABCs: The day before the ride, be sure to perform an ABC check on your bicycle: Air, Brakes, Cranks, Cogs and Chains. Make sure all these components are working properly before ride day. For long distance rides, it is especially important not to go by "feel” on tire air pressure. Get a tire gauge and check your tires for the recommended PSI (pounds per square inch).