RIDE SAFE TIPS FROM THE PRIORITY TEAM

We love the versatility of the Priority Classic. Sometimes we ride a few miles to work, other times we ride a few blocks to the bar. Regardless if you’re going to the corner store or heading out on a marathon ride, there are some basic safety tips you should follow for every ride.

Consistency Is Key
Whether you’re riding in a busy city street or on a bike trail, try to ride consistently and predictably. Inconsistent riding increases your chances of a collision or accident. If drivers can see you, they are less likely to hit you.

Be Seen, Be Heard
If you are biking at night or in low light conditions, have your bike equipped with lightsfor maximum visibility on the road and try to wear bright, reflective clothing. Also, use a bell to help communicate with other cyclists and drivers.

Eyes Wide Open
No matter where you ride make sure you are always aware of your surroundings. Always be on the lookout for hazards: sand and gravel, glass, railroad tracks, parked cars, snow and slush can wreak havoc on you and your bike.

Protect Your Head
We’ve said it before and we will say it again: always wear a helmet! Make sure it is properly fastened and fitted. (The helmet should fit snugly and not move when you shake your head.)

Priority Riders all over the country:

January 27, 2016 by Dave Weiner