Summertime in the state of Michigan is the best time of the year to get out and ride your bike! Rather it be for commuting to work, staying in shape, sightseeing or joyriding, nearly 66.5 million cyclists and bike riders hit the road in the United States in 2016 (according to statista.com).
While biking can be one of the most enjoyable recreational activities of summer it is important to take precautions when you ride. According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHSA), 840 bicyclists were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2016. Even if you are a veteran cyclist, it’s always good to review the fundamentals. In order to ensure cyclists, bike riders, and automobile drivers have a safe and happy summer here are 5 tips for bicycle safety this summer!
For more information on how to find a helmet that fits and other bicycle safety topics – check out the resources below!