Safety Tips

Bicycle Safety

Bicycle safety is very important! Riding your bike can be a lot of fun, but you need to follow the rules and laws to stay safe. Here are a few tips, some which are laws, to keep you riding safe:

  • Always wear a helmet
  • Obey all traffic signs and signals
  • Ride single file on streets and highways and keep to the right side of the road, with the flow of traffic
  • Use proper hand signals when in traffic
  • Do not perform stunts or weave in and out of traffic
  • Stop and look twice before crossing an intersection
  • Watch for cars pulling out of driveways, side streets, and away from the curb; they may not see you
  • Give pedestrians the right-of-way
  • Be sure your bike is in good working order by checking the brakes, tires, chain, and lights before each ride
  • If you're riding between sunset and sunrise, you must have lights, white in front and red in back
  • Closed in shoes and riding gloves are a good way to protect your hands and feet if you do have a crash

Enjoy riding for many years by being a safe rider, like the pros! If you received a traffic ticket and wish to see where the city limits are please, please view the Groveland City Limits Map (PDF).

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