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May is Bike Month


 


Bike Month

Visit Bikeleague.org for more information about Bike Month

DID YOU KNOW?

More than half of the U.S population lives within five miles of their workplace? Lack of knowledge and incentive has deterred many from commuting by bike. Source

WHEN IS BIKE TO WORK WEEK AND DAY?

The League of American Bicyclists is the national sponsor of Bike Month, and this year Bike to Work Week is May 16-20 and Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 20.

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RULES OF THE ROAD

The League's six Rules of the Road will prepare you for a safe and fun bike commute this Bike Month. For more educational resources, visit our Ride Better page or sign up for a Smart Cycling class.

1. FOLLOW THE LAW.

Your safety and the image of bicyclists depend on you. You have the same rights and duties as drivers. Obey traffic signals and stop signs. Ride with traffic; use the rightmost lane headed in the direction you are going.

2. BE PREDICTABLE.

Make your intentions clear to motorists and other road users. Ride in a straight line and don’t swerve between parked cars. Signal turns, and check behind you well before turning or changing lanes.

3. BE CONSPICUOUS.

Ride where drivers can see you; wear bright clothing. Use a front white light and red rear light and reflectors at night or when visibility is poor. Make eye contact with drivers. Don’t ride on sidewalks.

4. THINK AHEAD.

Anticipate what drivers, pedestrians, and other bicyclists will do next. Watch for turning vehicles and ride outside the door zone of parked cars. Look out for debris, potholes, and utility covers. Cross railroad tracks at right angles.

5. RIDE READY.

Check your tires have sufficient air, brakes are working, chain runs smoothly, and quick release wheel levers are closed. Carry repair and emergency supplies appropriate for your ride. Wear a helmet.

6. KEEP YOUR COOL.

Road rage benefits no-one and always makes a bad situation worse.

Rules provided by bikeleague.org

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University of California, Riverside
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Riverside, CA 92521
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Office of Sustainability
University Village
1223 University Avenue, Suite 200P

Tel: (951) 827-1270
Fax: (951) 827-3890
E-mail: sustain@ucr.edu

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