Hand signals while riding your bike are as simple as 1-2-3. Let's have a look.
Whenever you're riding in traffic or with a group there may be a car or another rider behind you. Just like you use your blinkers and brake lights in a car, it is important to always use basic hand signals on your bicycle to keep you and other riders safe, and help avoid an accident. For more information on road biking click here.
Here are the hand signals:
If you're in a group or family ride setting and are riding in front of the other cyclists then pointing down to any danger you encounter on the road will be helpful to the other cyclists on the ride that are behind you.
These hand signals are imperative in making sure you have a safe and successful ride with your bicycle. For more tips on family biking click here. Group rides are a great way to practice these hand signals. Learn more about group rides here.
Many local bike shops offer group rides. You can find your local beginner-friendly bike shop in your local My City Bikes resource. Find yours here. Questions or suggestions? Contact us!
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