There are only a couple days left of Chicago’s Bike to Work Week, but plenty of people commute this way year-round. Here’s how to get started:

1. Get a bike that fits you. Not too nice, not too crappy. If it’s expensive and you can’t keep it inside while you’re at work, it very well could get stolen. But if it’s not in good condition, it’ll be such a pain to ride that you’re likely to give up right away.