Daylight saving time is upon us, and spring is in the air. Or hints of spring, at the very least. Even if you are still snowbound, like much of Canada, here’s a few ways you can make the most out of the extra hour of sunshine.

Ride your bike
End the hibernation! Get back outside and on your bike. Even if it’s just a little at first, those short rides will get longer and longer as the sun gets less shy. If you don’t think about it too much, it almost resembles a training plan. Whether you call it training or not, it’ll be fun to be out on your bike again.

Zwift outside
the time change doesn’t quite mean it’s spring, or that it’s suitable for riding outside where you are. But if you can’t ride outside, you can at the very least move your rollers outside into the sun.

Ride more, ride longer
If you’re one of the brave souls who has rode through the whole winter, or even parts of it, then there’s no reason to stop now. Revel in the extra daylight, and the extra miles you can squeeze in before the sun fades, and you have to turn your lights back on for the ride home.

Bike Packing is the new Boot Packing. Photo: @pearson_d

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Multisport days!
If you live somewhere that winter hasn’t let go of, i.e. Canada, now is that beautiful window where you can ski all day, and get a good ride in before the sun goes down. Whether you ride on the snow, or real, dry ground, get out there. Live the dream!

Sleep in, then ride
Unless you’re a pro, in which case you’re probably off somewhere warm on a training camp and none of this applies to you, riding isn’t the only thing in your life. The extra daylight means you can sleep in, ride, and still get all those other things done before the sun sets.

Did this list answer all of your questions? If you’re still not sure what to do with the extra daylight the roadies have a couple more suggestions for how to adapt to daylight savings time.
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