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Promoting fun and safe cycling in central Oklahoma
Oklahoma Bicycle Society
1805 Greenway Ct.
Yukon, OK 73099
HomeLearning to ride safely

Learning to Ride Safely


The 7 Habits of

   Highly Effective Cyclists

  1. They have learned to navigate through traffic and deal with road hazards. They ride with the traffic. They ride as far right as is safe, but taking control of the lane when there is not room for both a car and bike. At intersections they will ride in the lane that goes in their direction. They signal lane changes and turns to motorists and fellow riders. They obey all traffic rules including stopping at stop signs and red lights.

  2. They wear helmets on every ride. In addition they wear other safety gear such as eye protection, gloves and sun-screen.

  3. They make themselves as visible as possible, wearing brightly colored clothing that is more easily noticed by drivers. At night they ride with bright headlights and red blinking taillights.

  4. They keep their bikes maintained and properly adjusted. They check their bike before every ride. They have learned how to make minor repairs such as replacing a flat tire tube. They carry basic repair tools and replacement tubes.

  5. They consider the route to ride with safety in mind.

  6. They have prepared their body to power themselves to their destination. They make sure to drink plenty of water and eat enough of the right foods to keep their energy levels high.

  7. They have fun.

Rules of the road for cyclists: Know the Law