Five Steps to Riding Better
1. Follow the Rules of the Road
• Ride with traffic and obey the same laws as motorists.
• Use the rightmost lane that heads in the direction that you are traveling.
• Obey all traffic control devices, such as stop signs, lights, and lane markings.
• Always look back and use hand and arm signals to indicate your intention to stop, merge or turn.
2. Be Visible
• Ride where drivers can see you.
• Wear brightly colored clothing at all times.
• At night, use a white front light and red rear light or reflector. Wear reflective tape or clothing.
3. Be Predictable
• Ride in a straight line and don't swerve between parked cars.
• Make eye contact with motorists to let them know you are there.
• Do not ride on the sidewalk.
4. Anticipate Conflicts
• Be aware of traffic around you and be prepared to take evasive action.
• Learn braking and turning techniques to avoid crashes.
• Be extra alert at intersections.
5. Wear a Helmet
• Make sure that the helmet fits on top of your head, not tipped back or forward.
• After a crash or any impact that affects your helmet, visible or not, replace it immediately.
Follow the links to the right for a wealth of information for cyclist of all types and level of experience. If you don't find what you need under the main headings, visit the miscellaneous link for information on mountain biking, riding with kids, tandem bicycles, emergency maneuvers, and more!
1. Wear light‐colored clothing and a hat to help spot ticks more easily.
2. Scan clothing or any exposed skin frequently for ticks while outdoors.
3. When possible, stay on cleared, well‐traveled trails.
4. Keep grass cut short and create a tick barrier or "afe zone"on your property.
5. Following instructions on the label, treat clothing with a product that kills ticks.
6. Avoid sitting or lying directly on the ground, even during the cold of winter.
7. Place outdoor clothing in a hot dryer for at least one hour to kill ticks.
8. Make it a habit –check yourself, your children and pets for ticks every day.
9. Learn how to properly remove a tick and about Lyme and tick borne diseases.
Thanks, and God Bless.
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