Tip #1: Dress for the Time of Day
Try choosing your attired depending on the time of day you’ll be going for a ride. When you’re cycling during the daytime, wear at least one piece of clothing that’s florescent. Lime green is the most visible color you can wear in the daytime. At night, it’ll be pretty hard to see any colors. When cycling at night opt for something that’s reflective. That way a pedestrian’s flashlight or a motorist’s headlights will help you stand out.
Tip #3: Invest in a Better Bell
The bell your bicycle came with is typically pretty weak. It’s cute and all, but you won’t really get someone’s attention with a quiet bell. Buying a louder bell from your local cycle shop or even online can go a long way in alerting pedestrians in particular to your location. A lot of cyclists recommend SpurCycle bells, but there are many options you could choose from.
Safe riding! Hope to see you on the South Platte or Cherry Creek trail this summer!
This article was created by Personal Injury Help, an organization dedicated to providing the public with information about personal injury and safety information. Nothing in this article should be construed as legal advice, and it is intended for informational use only. Be sure to review your local cycling ordinances to ensure you ride safe and legally.