Fri. May 24th, 2024

National Bicycle Awareness Month

SANTA FE(KSMX)- May is National Bicycle Awareness Month and bicycle enthusiasts are encouraged to challenge themselves this month by sharing their experiences on social media using #BikesUnite.

Per a press release, the virtual sharing will replace the in-person biking events usually scheduled in May to observe National Bicycle Awareness Month. Whether you ride for fun, fitness or to make essential trips, bicyclists are part of a movement for safer streets, connected communities, a healthier planet and mental and physical wellness.

Safety Reminders for Bicyclists:

  • Always wear a helmet.
  • Ride with traffic not against it.
  • Obey all traffic signs and signals.
  • Ride as far to the right as possible.
  • Signal your intent to change lanes or turn.
  • Make yourself visible.
  • Use a flashing orange or red light and wear reflective and light-colored clothing.
  • Be aware of parked cars; watch for open doors.

Safety Reminders for Drivers:

  • Look for bicyclists before turning, merging into bicycle lanes and opening doors next to traffic.
  • Don’t make sudden right turns after passing a bicyclist on your right.
  • Stay watchful for sudden movements and lane changes by riders.
  • Keep your distance from bicyclists.
  • Stay alert, avoid distractions.

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