Sunday, May 1, 2016

May is National Bike Month!

May is National Bike Month!  Time to take your bike out for a ride through the country side or explore local neighborhoods.  Check out this link for some suggested trails to explore the beautiful state of Oregon! Oregon Bike Trails

While enjoying the scenery and fresh air, be sure to be aware of what's going on around you.  Keep these Safety Tips in mind on your travels:
  1. Wear a helmet and bright clothes
  2. Watch for inattentive drivers or doors opening when riding past parked cars
  3. Behave like a vehicle - ride in the direction of traffic, signal your turns, and obey all stop signs and lights
  4. Show courtesy to pedestrians - slow down on multi-use paths whenever walkers are near
  5. Safety sound track - if using headphones or earbuds, but sure you can also hear the road noise, pedestrians and other cyclists approaching 
  6. Light up - when riding at night use both front and rear lights on your bike to ensure visibility 
  7. Connect with other cyclists to help promote protected lanes, paths and intersections to increase safety of biking enthusiasts!

Happy Trails!

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