Bike Safety Tips


7/24/20

Bike Safety Tips

A bike ride is a fun activity for the whole family!

Help everyone have fun and be safe by following these tips:

Always wear a helmet

  • Wear a properly fitted helmet whenever you ride a bike, scooter, or participate in any other wheeled activity.
  • Head size determines helmet size, not age. Measure your head to get the right size of helmet.
  • Wear your helmet level with the ground. The straps should make a V below your ears. The helmet should not move when you shake your head.
  • For more tips on how to fit a helmet, see our helmet fitting instructions.
  • Always replace a helmet that has been involved in a crash.

Check your bike

  • Make sure your bike is the right size for you. Your feet should be flat on the ground when sitting on the seat.
  • Check the tires for proper inflation.
  • Check the pedals and seat to be sure they are tight.
  • Check to see if the brakes work.

 Be seen

  • Wear bright colored and reflective clothing.
  • Use reflectors and lights on your bike.
  • Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street.

Follow the rules of the road

  • Use hand signals for turns and stops.
  • Ride in the same direction as traffic.
  • Obey all signs and traffic lights.
  • Walk your bike across busy intersections.

For more safety tips, stop by the Racing for Safety website. Racing for Safety is a program to teach kids of all ages about wheeled safety. There are videos to watch and activity sheets for kids!  Community groups can borrow equipment to set up a course in their own neighborhood.

Buy bike helmets at low cost from The Safety Store! We can help you find the right size of helmet. We also sell multi-sport helmets, bike flags, and knee, elbow, and wrist pad sets.  Visit out our website at The Safety Store. Call us at 1-888-365-2022 or 1-317-944-6565.

 

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