Safe biking

Safe biking

Biking is a great way to get exercise and fresh air, but its important to be aware of safety while riding.

Here are some tips to help you stay safe while biking:

  • Wear a Helmet: A helmet is the most important piece of safety gear for a bicyclist. Always wear a helmet when riding, and make sure it fits properly.
  • Be Visible: Wear bright, reflective clothing so you can be seen by drivers. At night, use a front light and a rear reflector or light. Obey the
  • Rules of the Road: Ride in the same direction as traffic and follow all traffic laws.
  • Use Hand Signals: Let drivers know your intentions by using hand signals.
  • Watch for Road Hazards: Be aware of potholes, glass, and other debris on the road.
  • Be cautious at Intersections: Cross streets carefully, looking both ways and yielding to traffic.
  • Ride with Traffic, Not Against It: Riding against traffic is dangerous because drivers arent expecting you to be coming from that direction.
  • Be Prepared for Inclement Weather: If its raining or the roads are icy, consider postponing your ride.

If you do ride in wet weather, be extra cautious and allow for more stopping time. With a bit of caution and preparation, you can enjoy a safe bike ride.


  • Rob Cornet has been cycling since he was a young child and never stopped. He has raced professionally and now spends his time writing about cycling on his blog. He has ridden in some of the biggest races in the world and has seen first-hand the doping that takes place in the sport. He is an advocate for clean cycling and hopes to see the sport change for the better.