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Posted on: May 5, 2022

May is National Bike Month – also known as Bike to Wherever Days

NF_Joy of Biking

The best way to celebrate Bike Month is to get on your bike, ride to work, ride to the grocery store, ride to school, or just ride for the sheer joy of riding! Biking is one of the few activities that checks all the boxes at once – it’s active, practical, social, sustainable, healthy, stress-relieving, affordable, and fun.

Bike Month is all about empowering new riders, so if you’re already a regular rider for whom every month is Bike Month, help the cause by encouraging your friends, family, and coworkers to discover the joy and freedom of bicycling.

Did you know:

 To improve safety for people on bikes and drivers, here are some safety tips when sharing the road:

Bicyclists:

  • Ride with the Flow of Traffic
  • Adhere to All Traffic Laws
  • Wear a Helmet
  • Know Your Hand Signals and Use Them
  • Focus on the Road Ahead – avoid obstacles
  • See and Be Seen – wear bright colors and reflective markings
  • Watch for Parked Cars -ride far enough out from the curb to avoid car doors opening

Drivers:

  • Be Cautious. Provide at least 3 feet of space when passing a person on a bike. This is the law in over 20 states including California.
  • Slow Down.   Don’t rush, wait until it is safe to pass a person on a bike.
  • Adhere to All Traffic Laws
  • Look for Cyclists Before Opening a Car Door
  • Never Drive Distracted or Impaired
  • Be Aware of Cyclists Making Left Turns

Local Resources:

Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition Bike to Wherever Days 2022 

City of Santa Rosa Walking, Bicycling and Rolling 

City of Santa Rosa Bike Routes and Trails 

City of Santa Rosa Creek Trail Map  

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