Stay Safe and Ride Freely:
Bicycles can be considered symbols of independence and freedom. They are also fun, providing riders a "greener" healthier form of transportation. Bicycles are also considered vehicles, and riders have a responsibility each time they take to the road.
Every year, hundreds of cyclists are killed and tens of thousands more are injured in preventable crashes. The majority of severe injury and fatal crashes involve cars, but crashes also occur on driveways, sidewalks and bike paths. Most bicycle crashes happen near the home.
You can minimize risk, maximize fun and enjoy the freedom of bicycling by understanding the importance of:
Wearing proper safety gear
Operating a bike safely.