Experts share advice for cycling in the winter

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - With snow and ice on the roads during winter weather, experts are reminding cyclists that they need to take extra precautions to stay safe.

Cycling experts shared tips Thursday at the Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library at University of Kentucky..

To ride safely in the winter, they say you should lower the tire pressure in your bike's tires. Riders should also dress for the chilly temperatures and wear bright, reflective clothing.

"If it's a little bit wet, if the leaves are slippery, then the paint lines are going to be slippery," said Ahmed Hamad, a bicycle mechanic. "When rounding your turns you want to be really methodical. You know what I mean? You don't want to just swing into it like you would on a dry day."

Last month, UK was named the most bike-friendly college in America by the non-profit League of American Bicyclists. The annual survey looks at how schools promote safe cycling and how bikes are used in the classroom.

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