Photo of Bike Commuters in the Winter
September 24, 2020

Winter Bike Commuting 101

  • October 7, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

COVID-19 Restrictions

Face masks must be worn at all times, and class will take place at socially distanced work stations, in the main hall of the Dovetail Cafe, when the cafe is closed. Instructor will be wearing a mask, and sanitizer will be available.

If you’ve always been interested in year-round bike commuting, but weren’t sure about exactly what you might need to safely get started, this class is for you!

Gain practical tips, tricks, and techniques for bike commuting in winter in a workshop that focuses on both knowledge-sharing among participants, and instructor insight.

Topics covered include traffic principals and bike law, basic winter bike maintenance, clothing, gear and equipment needs, logistics of bike commuting, winter-specific safety, and discussion of available resources and fun, encouraging events.

Registration Includes

By the end of class, you will leave with more confidence and knowledge about safely bicycling year-round. You will also receive a copy of the Minnesota Bicycling Handbook, which includes information covered in the class.

Skill Level

This class is for anyone.

Best for Ages…

13 and up

You should bring…

Just yourself! If you have specific questions, you are welcome to bring your bike, and we’ll cover Q&As after class. Optional: bring bike lights and/or any reflective gear you might have for a fun experiment at the end of class. 

All registered participants will be entered into a drawing for some bike swag!

This class is made possible in part with support from the Zeitgeist Center for Arts & Community. Join us to celebrate winter biking in all its forms, whether for fun and recreation, or transportation and commuting. This class helps demonstrate that winter biking is fun, practical, and accessible to most people in our community. We hope to encourage everyone to embrace the beauty of winter by offering just one more way to enjoy it – by bike! Visit for full event listing.



1917 W Superior St, Duluth, Minnesota, 55806, United States


Located on street level. Handicapped accessible.


Question or comment?


Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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