Wear a helmet and wear it properly- Protect a very precious asset. Nobody expects to fall, but it happens to everyone. 75% of the annual 100 deaths from bicycle crashes are due to serious head injuries.
Ride with traffic, not against it
Use designated bike lanes when available
Use front and backlights. At night cyclist need to have both a visible white front light and a red rear facing light
Wear light-colored or reflective clothing
Be clear and predictable
Signal for lane changes and turns
Never pass on the right
Warn pedestrians if you will be passing from behind
Avoid trouble-Always scan ahead for hazards
Stay out of the â€œdoor zone. Be far enough away (3ft) from parked cars to avoid being hit by a sudden door opening.
Check for traffic before entering any street or intersection. Remember driveways are intersections too!
Ride defensively, be aware of traffic movement
Yield to pedestrians You cannot ride on sidewalks in business districts or if you are over the age 14.
Obey all traffic rules including signs, signals, and lane markings.
Never steal the right away. If you are forced to take the lane to safely navigate a narrow road, make sure you move over as soon as possible to let drivers stuck behind you pass.
Travel in a single-file straight line
Apologize if you make an error
Give a wave of thanks to someone who does something nice for you