If you live in a temperate climate where you can ride your bike at least once or twice a month all year long, then skip this post, and ride your bike. Don't winterize it. But, if you're in one of the areas of this country that gets frozen in, and even when it's warm enough, the danger of black ice makes it unwise to ride on two wheels, then this post is important for you.
If you're the DYI type, this infographic shows you just about everything you'll need to remember to do to safely store your two wheel treasure over the long cold months ahead.
Be sure to choose a mildew resistant cover once you've prepped the bike and if you don't have a garage, invest a few dollars into a renting a storage building. If you do, I would also invest a few dollars into a GPS tracking system that will alert you if your bike moves.
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