Summer is here in North Texas and let's face it - it's not getting any cooler here anytime soon! You want to get your miles in on your bike but also need to properly prepare for the hot temperatures. Don't let the heat prevent you from riding. At Bike Mart, we have all of your essentials to ensure you are hydrated and have the proper energy no matter the length of your ride. Follow these tips to beat the summer heat and get essentials to ride comfortably and safely in the heat. Stop by any of our 6 convenient locations to get the right equipment to beat the heat on your next two-wheeled adventure.Find A Location
Bonus: See & Be Seen
Another great way to beat the heat is to ride when the sun is not out. That often means riding early in the morning or late in the evening when visibility is low for both you and anyone else who may be on the road or trail. Make sure you have the proper lights to see and be seen.
Battery-powered lights - A great low-cost option to and enough light output to be seen. Minimum safety requirement.
Rechargeable lights - A higher light output (lumens) as well as longer run times. Great for commuting, off-road riding, and riding in remote areas.
Find a Place to Ride
Always plan a route ahead of time. If you are riding with others, then make sure they know where you are going. Choose roads or paths with some shade as well as convenient places to stop for hydration. The Dallas / Fort Worth area is home to many fantastic bicycle paths and off-road mountain bike trails of varying distances and difficulties. We've put together a list of some of the best places to ride in Dallas / Fort Worth.
Our six locations all host several weekly group rides, join us and learn more about how to ride in the Texas heat!