Summary Overview

Bicycle riding is a fun and health activity, but it is important to follow some basic safety tips when you ride.


Basics

People walk and ride a bicycle for recreation, exercise, and commuting. Reasons for these activities may include gas prices, environmental concerns, and improving health. Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians must all act responsibly to ensure safety for all. A community with a road system that accommodates multiple modes of travel also decreases the risk of injury.


Bicycle Safe - Bike Smart


Spokane or Washington Specific Data


Recommendations

Safe Riding Tips
  • Wear a properly fitted helmet
  • Adjust your bicycle to fit
  • Check your equipment (make sure tires are inflated and brakes work)
  • See and be seen (always wear neon, fluorescent or other bright colors when riding day or night)
  •  Control your bicycle
  • Watch for and avoid road hazards
  • Avoid riding at night


Rules of the Road- Bicycling on the Road
  • Go with the traffic flow
  • Obey all traffic laws
  • Yield to traffic when appropriate
  • Ride in a straight line, not in an out of cars
  • Stay alert at all times
  • Look before turning
  • Watch for parked cars

Related Facts

Nearly 630 children are injured daily due to bicycle-related crashes. (Stickmanknows.org/bicyclists)

Walk, Bike, Bus

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