*UPDATE*

Thank you for visiting our bike repair site. We are currently not able to take any repairs at this time due to my real estate business growing at a fast pace.

If you have any questions please contact me at 612-599-1533 .

Thank you, Josh Johnson

Meet Josh

* UPDATE*

Thank you for visiting our bike repair site. We are currently not able to take any repairs at this time due to my real estate business growing at a fast pace.

If you have any questions please contact me at 612-599-1533 .

Thank you, Josh Johnson

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Hand Signals

Simple Safety Tips

Be prepared.

Nice Ride strongly recommends wearing a helmet when you ride. Keep a helmet where you’re likely to need it, like in you office or in your locker.

Know your rights and responsibilities

Bicycles are required to follow the same rules of the road as automobiles.

Obey traffic laws.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has made bicycle saftey a top priority.

Be visible.
Check your headlight and tail light to ensure they are working. In low light, wear bright or reflective clothing.

Be predictable.
Drivers and walkers need to be able to anticipate your movements.

Signal turns and lane changes.
Keep control of your bike and use hand signals.

Ride in a straight predictable manner.
Don’t ride between traffic lanes or weave in and out of parked cars.

  • Use bike lanes where provided.
  • Watch for car doors that may be opened.
  • Bike 3 to 4 feet from parked cars even in bike lanes.

Ride in the right-most lane that serves your destination on streets without bike lanes:

  • Don’t ride in the gutter.
  • Use left turn lanes when turning left.
  • Be cautious of turning vehicles.
  • Pass other vehicles (including bikes) as you would if driving a car, signal and proceed with care.

Don’t ride on the sidewalk.
Riding on the sidewalk can be dangerous for both bicyclists and pedestrians. Sidewalk riding is prohibited downtown and in business districts.

Communicate for confident cycling

Confident cyclists use non-verbal communication:

  • Hand signals tell drivers where you are going.
  • Make eye contact with drivers before crossing an intersection in front of a car.
  • At a stop sign, put a foot down to signal that you are making a full stop.

See an Illustration of hand signals ยป

On trails, use your bell or say “on your left” to let riders and walkers know you are passing.


Apr 04, 2013 | Category: Safety Tips | Comments: none

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