Biking laws and safety tips

  • Wear a helmet
  • Yield to pedestrians
  • Use hand signals when safe to communicate with drivers and other cyclists
  • Use bike lanes whenever possible
  • Stay out of the door zone
  • If you are uncomfortable with major arterials, use residential streets. 
  • Don't ride on sidewalks, dismount and walk your bike
  • Ride predictably in a straight path
  • Use your bell to alert others to your position
  • Obey local traffic laws, do not run stop signs or red lights
  • Don't use your phone or the Social Bicycles mobile app while riding
  • Become familiar with local biking laws as some municipalities require helmet use and forbid sidewalk riding
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