Obey all traffic laws. Bicycles are subject to the same rules of the road as all moving vehicles. Yield to pedestrians. Stop at all red lights and stop signs. Ride in the direction of traffic.
Wear a helmet. Always buckle the strap and make sure it is appropriately sized. Replace your helmet after any crash or with any signs of damage.
Ride with caution and stay aware of your surroundings. Be predictable and make it easy for other traffic to understand where you are going. Don’t change lanes without knowing the position of the vehicles around you.
In wet conditions, there is less traction. Fast acceleration or braking may cause a wheel to skid. Give yourself extra stopping distance, accelerate slowly, and ride with extra care when it is wet.
We do not advise wearing earphones while riding.
We recommend using hand signals to let drivers and other cyclists know your intention to turn or stop. Only do so when you can safely remove your hand from the handlebars to make the signal.
Don’t turn or change lanes without knowing the position of the cars and bikes around you. Plan a safe route before you ride.
Be careful crossing rails so your wheels don’t get stuck.