TCBC Bike University Program: Winter Bicycling – Scott Larson, Mike Beadles, and John Benda – Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 07:00pm

TCBC Bike University will be featuring our own members, Scott Larson, Mike Beadles, and John Benda who will be presenting on Winter Bicycling! All three are avid year-round bicyclists and will provide their wisdom on a number of things you need to consider when riding your bicycle in the winter. Some but not all the topics will include:

  • Types of Bicycles Used
  • Tires & Use of Studs
  • Tire Pressure
  • Tubeless Tires
  • Fenders
  • Clothing
  • Boots
  • Gloves & Pogies
  • Goggles
  • Fleece
  • Layering
  • Masks
  • Hydration
  • Trails and Roads
  • The Peddling Pastor
  • The University of Minnesota Research on Bicycling

No matter if you’re an experienced winter cyclist or want to try it for the first time, this will be a great session to learn new things and to stay safe and warm!

After Program Information:

Scott, Mike, and John provided a comprehensive overview of everything you need to consider when bicycling in the winter. They covered all the items listed above and had excellent discussions of their individual preferences on tire pressure, the use of studs, where they bike, and the types of clothing used.

Travis Norvell, the Pedaling Pastor, also talked about what he uses for winter cycling as he commutes every day. Travis is known to provide updates on bicycling conditions in the Twin Cities using the Twitter hashtags #mspcyclecast #mspbikecommute. His Twitter Account is

John talked about the University of Minnesota’s research on transportation and happiness. That link is at which also includes a Happiness Map at John also provided a link on trail plowing status in Minneapolis. That link is

Please follow the link below to the Zoom recording to learn more about bicycling in the winter.