Every day millions of people safely ride bicycles for transportation. So can you!
Learning these five essential bicycling skills that can improve your safety on the road and significantly reduce your risk of injury.
These five skills build on each other, starting with the most basic skill that offers the most protection. Each skill is the foundation for the next. Think of each as offering a “layer” of protection – with each skill you master, you add another protective layer. You’ll be safest when you understand and master all five skills and put them into practice each time you ride.
- Skill #1: Handling
- Skill #2: Following the Rules of the Road
- Skill #3: Visibility
- Skill #4: Responding to Hazards
- Skill #5: Additional Protection
Now that you’ve read about the five skills, check out the skills in action. And remember to have fun and stay safe!
Learning bike safety essentials on this site is no substitute for what you learn on your bicycle in a bicycle safety class. Local advocacy groups, public health departments and cycling clubs throughout California offer classes. These are taught by instructors who are certified by the League of American Bicyclists.