Most adults learned how to ride a bike when they were kids. For many of us, there’s much more to learn! Those who expand their knowledge of safe bicycling practices have better safety records and are more confident riding on streets to more places. A great place to start is our BikeSafetyQuiz, which helps you discover what you don’t know – and fills in the gaps with illustrated explanations.
Bicycling can be a terrific way to commute to work, run errands, and skip the parking quagmires around popular destinations. Safety isn’t the only concern for adult cyclists. Figuring out how to dress, carry items, handle inclement weather, and select safe, interesting routes can help you get the most from your bicycle.
A bike that is the right size and type for your needs is a bike that will actually get used. A petite woman might need smaller than standard brake levers. A parent who uses a trailer for the trip to day care might prefer a sturdy, upright bicycle to manage the load and increase visibility. A year-round commuter might combine the versatility of a hybrid bike with the utility of fenders and waterproof panniers.
A local bike shop can help you find the right bike, fit, and accessories to suit your all of your cycling needs.