Be a Safe Bike Rider

As we approach another bike riding season here are a few

bike safety tips to help make biking more fun!

Just like driving a car, there are rules for riding your bike:

  • Ride single file on the right side of the road with traffic.
  • Young bicyclists are encouraged to ride on the sidewalk.
  • Be careful of people walking—warn them that you are coming.
  • Always ride only one person on a bike.
  • Obey all traffic laws, signs and signals including traffic lights.
  • Look behind you before turning or moving left.
  • Use hand signals to let drivers know what you are planning to do.
  • Look for cars backing up—they may not see you.
  • Don’t ride too close to parked cars, the doors may open unexpectedly.
  • If riding at night, your bike must have a headlight and reflectors.
  • Be aware of vehicles at all times.
  • Wear a proper fitting helmet at all times.
  • If you feel unsafe, walk your bike!