Biking with your family is a great way to spend time outdoors together.
If you’re new to biking, these nine tips will help make your rides safer and more enjoyable:
- Be sure everyone wears a helmet.
2. Know your route and stick to it—don’t take shortcuts through busy streets or intersections without crosswalks.
3. Stay alert! Stop at all stop signs, even if no one else does.
4. Make sure everyone knows how to use hand signals.
5. Don’t let children ride on sidewalks—they aren’t designed for bike traffic.
6. Ride single file when riding in groups.
7. Use lights at night.
8. Check your brakes before every ride.
9. Keep an eye out for kids playing near roads.