It sounds simple enough: just take your bike on the road and pedal! That's true, but don't miss out on these tips on how to ride the road like a pro.
Before heading out on the streets with your bike, make sure that you have the necessary safety gear so that you are safe, visible and protected while riding your bicycle.
In addition to these bicycle accessories you'll also want to dress comfortably for your ride. Find more info on biking comfort here.
Whether you're commuting to work or school, or joining a group ride and getting your daily workout, you may find yourself cycling on the road. While any set of two wheels will get you moving, there are some important differences between "commuter bikes" and "road bikes" that you'll want to consider when choosing which bike is best for you. If you're interested in partaking in group or family rides click this link for some helpful tips to stay safe while doing so. Group rides exist for beginner cyclists as well as advanced rider and are a fun and safe way to build community and meet fellow cyclists. They're also a great way to begin biking consistently.
Incorporate a local paved bike path into your commute to cut down on the traffic you encounter during your ride. You can find beginner-friendly bike routes and rides in your local My City Bikes resource. Click here to find and download your local app.
Whether you're a beginner or advanced rider it’s crucial to know your hand signals when riding your bicycle on the road. Need a refresher? Click here.
Loving the road but interested in taking your bicycle out on the countryside? Here's some helpful info on mountain biking that applies to riders beginners to advanced.
Biking is a fun and healthy recreational activity. If you prefer riding solely for recreational reasons you can find safe beginner biker info right here: (recreational biking entry)
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You should consult your physician or other health care practitioner before starting any exercise program. Nothing stated or posted on the My City Bikes mobile applications, website, or other campaign communications is intended to be, and must not be taken to be, the practice of medical or professional advice or care. Bicycling is a sport with risk of personal injury. My City Bikes and/or its affiliates, partners, staff and volunteers are not responsible in any capacity for harm, injury or death that may occur as a result of bicycling, participating in any event or group ride, or riding any trail, route, bike path or bike lane listed, illustrated or otherwise referenced within a My City Bikes app, website or media coverage. You are solely responsible for your safety while biking.