- Tire pressure-the amount is listed on the side of your tires.
- Check tires for wear, cuts or debris. Worn tires may blow the tubes while riding.
- Check all brakes for proper working condition.
- Saddle at proper height and secure.
- Handlebar and stem secure.
- Spin wheels to be sure they are straight and tightened properly to frame of bicycle.
We highly suggest a bicycle tune up at least once a year depending on how much you ride. A few other safety features that may help in your safe riding experience are:
- Mirrors- a handlebar, eyeglass or helmet-mounted mirror is nice to see traffic OR other riders who may be approaching from behind.
- Some sort of bell or horn to alert other riders and or pedestrians you are approaching.
- Always lock your bike.
- LIGHTS are required when riding at night.
- Helmets are required for those 16 and under, but SMART for all!
- Ride with traffic NOT against it.
- Check your bicycle prior to each ride.
- Use hand signals for making turns or stopping or even slowing down.
- DO NOT wear headphones.
A note to motorists to please keep in mind the “3 foot rule”: The driver of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle or other non-motorized vehicle must pass the bicycle or other non-motorized vehicle at a safe distance of not less than 3 feet between the vehicle and the bicycle or other non-motorized vehicle.