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Did You Know?

Decades of research shows that expanding roads doesn’t provide lasting congestion relief. More lanes means more traffic.

Get Ready to Ride

Make your riding easier and safer by following these tips.

Turn on the lights

  • When the sun sets, use front and rear lights.
  • Use a red flashing light in the rear and white light in front. Don’t skip the front light: It will make you more visible to oncoming traffic.

 

Carry loads on the bike

  • Rear bike racks allow you to carry loads on the bike rather than on you, keeping you cooler and more stable.
  • Attach a simple milk crate to the rack to use as a basket or upgrade to a set of panniers (saddle bags).

 

Stay clean

  • Fenders on the bike reduce the amount of dirt and water thrown up by your tires onto your clothing.
  • A chain guard protects your pants from damage and grease from the chain.

 

Want to learn more? Feel free to print out our Everyday Biking Guide.