Are you an avid bike rider or just getting started? Bike riding is beneficial in many ways. It is also an affordable alternative to cars. Here are some bicycle safety tips for safe riding.
Use a Bell
It’s not just enough to use lights and reflective gear. You need a bell as well. This can help you warn people in front of you who are in your path.
Use Google Maps
Google Maps has an option for cyclists. If you need to get somewhere on your bike, you can use Google Maps to find a good route. However, memorize your route beforehand. Do not look at your phone while you are riding your bike.
Use a Saddle Bag
Use a saddle bag that can be attached to the back of your bike. If you don’t have such a bag or basket, you will end up hanging grocery bags from your handlebars, which can interfere with your riding.
Have an Emergency Kit
Just like you should have a spare tire in your car, so should you have a spare tube and other extra stuff you might need, such as some tools and a patch kit. Keep these stuff in your saddle bag.
Watch Out for Car Doors
If you are riding next to parked cars, be extremely careful. Car doors opening on cyclists is a common cause of bike-related injuries. You also have to watch for cars pulling out. It is best to maintain enough distance from the parked cars so that you don’t have that risk.
Have a Phone and ID With You
You should always carry around your phone and ID with you. This will help people identify you and contact your emergency contacts in case anything happens.
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