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    Wear a helmet

    Safety first!

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    Remember your shades

    Sunglasses with UVA/UVB protection can reduce the risk of cataracts and other eye problems.

  • Use sunscreen

    Help protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. Reapply about every two hours.

  • Hydrate

    Drink no less than one bottle of water per hour.

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    Be seen and safer

    Make sure the bike has safety reflectors on the front and rear, and on the wheel spokes.

  • Carry a spare mask and hand sanitizer

    Use during interactions with others who might not be vaccinated for COVID-19.

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    Make sure kids’ bikes aren’t too big

    The child should be able to straddle the bike and stand with both feet flat on the ground.

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    Clean and lube the chain

    A rusty or dirty chain creates more friction.

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    Know how to fix a flat tire

    Also, carry a spare tube and a tire lever and pump with you.

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    When riding, your shoulders should be relaxed, with your elbows bent.

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    Guard against injuries from overuse

    Make sure you warm up your muscles before your ride, and avoid overexertion.

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    Maintain good posture

    On longer rides, watch for tension in your back, neck and shoulders. A bike fitter can adjust the bike’s seat and handlebar positions.

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    Wear good biking shorts

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    Follow all safety precautions

    Avoid accidents with cars and pedestrians by learning and obeying the rules of the road.