SassyCyclist

9 Bike Safety Tips You Can Use

Rebecca RedettComment
To enhance the visibility of the cyclist from the rear, we sew a long strip of 3M Scotchlite™ retroreflective fabric on the back of every jersey. When illuminated by headlights, the material brightly reflects light back to the original source to reach the car driver’s eye.

To enhance the visibility of the cyclist from the rear, we sew a long strip of 3M Scotchlite™ retroreflective fabric on the back of every jersey. When illuminated by headlights, the material brightly reflects light back to the original source to reach the car driver’s eye.

9 bike safety tips from Sassycyclist to help keep you safe. Start with a reflective stripe down the back of your jersey for high visibility in low light.

9 Bike Safety Tips

  • Invest in good lights for your bike and gear. Put a headlight on the handlebars, a flickering taillight on the seat stem, and a light on your helmet too. Use the flashing mode on the headlight during daytime hours.

  • Wear bright clothing with reflective features.

  • Add reflective stickers to your bike and gear, particularly on parts that move, such as shoes, pedals and wheels. 

  • Ride in the early morning hours when fewer cars are on the road. It's worth losing a little sleep to get a head start. 

  • One of the best bike safety tips is to choose lightly-traveled roads.

  • Ride in a decent size group. Safety in numbers.

  • Avoid riding two (or three!) abreast. Talk at a rest stop or over coffee or beers afterwards.

  • Participate in an organized ride. They're a great opportunity to meet fellow cyclists and bike along routes usually chosen for the scenery and slower pace.

  • Consider mountain biking or trail riding for a different off road experience. It's fun!

Women wearing cycling jerseys with reflective stripe on back