CCheck your bicycle and make sure that it is working properly. The brakes are working, the tires have the correct air pressure and the front and rear lights are working.
YYour helmet, it is not required by law, but it is highly suggested. Our club does not allow anyone to ride without a helmet on our rides.
CConspicuous, wear bright colored clothing, make eye contact with the motorist and use both front and rear flashing lights to attract a motorist's attention both during the day and night. You want to be EXTEMELY VISIBLE! Our club cannot stress this enough.
LLaw, it is the law that bicycles must ride with the flow of the traffic and obey all the same traffic laws as other vehicles. Stay to the far right side of the road; stop at all stop signs and obey the traffic lights.
EExample, set a good example for other bicyclists and be a good ambassador for cyclists everywhere.
SShare the Road! Always be friendly and keep your cool. A motor vehicle is a lot larger than you are!
Be Safe Out There!