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Bicycle Safety

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We know as soon as it's nice outside, you want to hit the streets on your bikes (or on anything with wheels). Make sure to listen follow our tips to keep you safe as you ride.

  • Always wear your helmet
  • Wear bright clothes and put some reflectors on your bike
  • Wear the right shoes. Flip-flops, cleats and sandals can get stuck in the pedal or slip off
  • Make sure your backpack straps, shoelaces or anything else doesn't hang down so it can get caught in your bicycle chain
  • Don't listen to music. You need to be able to hear cars and people in case of danger
  • Know where you can or can't ride. Busy streets can be dangerous. Bicycle paths are best as there are no cars
  • Watch out for obstacles such as cars, trucks, potholes, large puddles, etc. They might cause you to fall off
  • Obey all the rules of the road. Stop at all stop signs, use the right turn signals and walk your bike across busy roads
  • Ride single file
  • Always let someone know where you are going and when you plan to be back