Early last month, we discussed some of the finer details associated with safe biking during the summer months. Due to the feedback received, we want to bring you additional tips for staying safe on your bike in the months to come.
Here are some things to remember:
- Be sure your bike is a good fit. You should never ride a bike that is too small or too big for you. This can make it difficult to control, thus increasing the chance of an accident.
- Ride on paths and trails when possible. While there may be times when you ride on the road and/or sidewalks, you are better off on paths, trails, and other areas in which there are no motor vehicles.
- Get off your bike if you find yourself in a dangerous position. If you feel that your chance of an accident has increased, regardless of the reason, don’t be afraid to slowly pull over as to get off your bike. This allows you to remove yourself from harm’s way.
Thousands of people will be involved in bike accidents this summer. Use these tips to lessen the likelihood of becoming the next victim.