Riding a bike is a fun way to exercise and get around, but for as much fun as it is, it is also just as dangerous. One wrong move or a moment of carelessness can cause a crash that damages your bike, property, or people. Riders, whether they be on a cargo bike, road bike, or a trike for an adult, need to be safe and vigilant when riding on roads that have other people and cars. Below, we want to go over some tips for safe riding.
First and foremost, always wear a helmet! This point cannot be stressed enough. People claim they do not look good in a helmet or that it messed up their hair, but those are poor excuses. Others argue that wearing a helmet is uncomfortable and makes it hard to ride, but that is hard to believe when champion riders wear a helmet, like in the Tour De France. Maybe you just need to find the right helmet.
When riding a bike, you ride with traffic. When running or walking, you run against traffic, but when riding, it is the opposite: you ride with traffic. This is the case even when on an adult tricycle. Try to stay as far to the right as you can, but remember that bike riders have rights too, so ride comfortably and in a safe space.
Follow all traffic signals as if you were in a motor vehicle. You must stop at red lights and stop signs. You may want to keep moving on your bike, but safety is essential for getting to your final destination in one piece.
Riding is fun, but only when you are not getting into and causing accidents. Ride safely!