Warm weather riding- 70 degrees and up

Warm weather riding- 70 degrees and up

Consider lightweight and light colored clothing for those balmy days. Lightweight clothing allows the air to flow through the clothing material and doesn’t hold heat. Light colors reflect sunlight and stop clothing from taking in heat.

Bike shorts

Shorts made specifically for cycling will give you the most comfort while riding. They are designed to be stretchy for freedom of movement and come with a built in padded crotch liner to provide cushion, eliminate friction and reduce moisture. Most bike shorts are made with Lycra, which is a very breathable fabric. Bib shorts are a type of bike shorts that don’t come up as high. These shorts are ideal on really hot days to stay cooler.

Bike jersey

A short-sleeve moisture-wicking bike jersey is also a good choice on a warm day. Consider one with pockets in the back for easy access to snacks, money, and your cell. A jersey with a front zipper can be unzipped to help cool you down. A collar that can be turned up will also help shade your neck from the sun.

Bike socks

To prevent blisters, choose bike socks that contain polyester or nylon. This material helps with moisture wicking.

Bike gloves

In warm weather, gloves with cut out fingers are great for moisture absorption, so your hands don’t slip from excess sweat on your handlebars.