Spring Cycling – 5 Safety Tips

Spring has sprung so there will be many more people on the roadways with their bicycles in an effort to get some fresh air and exercise. If you are a cyclist, here are 5 suggested safety tips:

1. Get your bicycle tuned up before you go out for your first ride of the new season.
2. Wear proper gear and a helmet at all times, as well as reflective wear if cycling at night.
3. Be alert and keep proper lookout at all times. This means no headphone or cell phone usage while riding.
4. Share and follow the rules of the road. Stop when you have to, indicate your turns and stay in the bike lane if available.
5. Bring water to stay properly hydrated and bring ID in the case of an emergency.

Have fun and stay safe this Spring!