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 Paceline Basics
 Culture of Cycling Safety  New Rider's Corner

Bike safety is an important issue for all cyclists, whether they are commuting to work or school, or just enjoying a leisurely ride on the weekends. There are several key things that cyclists can do to stay safe while on the road.

One of the most important things that cyclists can do to stay safe is to wear a helmet. Helmets are designed to protect the head from impact in the event of a crash, and can greatly reduce the risk of serious head injuries. In addition to wearing a helmet, cyclists should also wear reflective clothing and use lights and reflectors to make themselves more visible to other road users, especially at night or in low-light conditions.

Another important aspect of bike safety is knowing the rules of the road. Cyclists should familiarize themselves with the traffic laws in their area, and always follow them when riding. This includes stopping at stop signs and red lights, using hand signals to indicate turns, and riding in the correct lane.

It's also important for cyclists to be aware of their surroundings at all times. They should be aware of potential hazards, such as potholes, debris, and other obstacles, and take appropriate action to avoid them. Additionally, cyclists should be aware of other road users, including cars, trucks, and pedestrians, and take steps to avoid collisions.

Finally, it's important for cyclists to maintain their bikes in good working condition. This includes regular maintenance, such as checking the brakes, tires, and chain, as well as making sure that the bike is properly adjusted to fit the rider.

In conclusion, bike safety is important for all cyclists. By following these tips, cyclists can reduce their risk of injury and enjoy a safe and enjoyable ride. Remember to wear a helmet, wear reflective clothing, obey traffic laws, be aware of your surroundings, and maintain your bike in good working condition.

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