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Bicycle Safety Tips

Post Date:06/27/2019 9:39 AM

Summer weather has arrived, and it’s a great time to enjoy over 25 miles of bike and pedestrian trails in Rancho Cordova! Follow these tips to help keep you and your family safe when riding throughout our community:

Tip 1 RIDE FOCUSED: Never ride distracted or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Don’t text. Make sure one ear is tuned in to traffic if listening to music.

Tip 2 RIDE PREPARED: Avoid hazards, such as rocks or grates that may cause you to fall.

Tip 3 SAFETY FIRST: Always wear a bicycle helmet. Put lights or reflectors on your bicycle for night-time riding.

Tip 4 RIDE LIKE YOU’RE A VEHICLE: Cycle in the same direction as traffic. Obey street signs, traffic lights and road markings. Use hand signals to indicate where you’re turning. Yield to pedestrians.

Tip 5 SHARE THE ROAD: Both motorists and bicyclists should look out for each other and show mutual respect. California law requires motorists to allow at least three feet of space when passing a bicycle.

For more information on our 25 miles of bike and pedestrian trails and a bike map, visit CityofRanchoCordova.org/Bicycling.

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