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While it may seem far away, spring is just around the corner — and with it the desire to spend as much time as possible soaking up the sunshine. If you’re leaving behind the indoor trainers and getting reacquainted with favorite cycling routes in your area, be sure to brush up on cycling safety tips.
1. Make sure you can see other people.
2. Make sure other people can see you.
As nice as it is to close the laptop and hop on your bike while there’s still daylight outside, that’s not always possible in winter months — if you don’t want to upset your boss by signing off early, that is. It’s always a good idea to wear reflective clothing when you ride, but thanks to the latest advancements in Garmin technology, you can take your visibility to a whole new level regardless of when the sun sets.
3. Know exactly where you’re navigating.
4. Stay connected in case of an emergency.
5. Follow the rules of the road.
Whether you’re a dedicated cyclist training indoors(*) to stay in optimal shape during the winter or more of a hobbyist attempting to work in some exercise on your lunch break, the following tips will help you make the most of your time on the bike.