As the summer starts to wind down in preparation for the fall, the days have been more and more pleasant for recreational activities outside. One family favorite is bicycling, but what is important to remember about bike safety?
N.C. Biking Laws
North Carolina traffic laws require bicyclists to:
Make sure you lock up your bike securely in a high traffic area so no one steals it. Buying an expensive lock is worth the investment since all it takes is a wire cutter to cut the cheap ones, and your bike can be gone in seconds!
Check out the statewide bicycling maps by going to: http://www.ncdot.gov/travel/mappubs/bikemaps/.
For additional safety information, go to the DOT link at: http://www.ncdot.gov/bikeped/safetyeducation/.
Check out the City of Raleigh's Bicycle Program webpage and download a map of Raleigh area bike trails and marked road routes: http://www.raleighnc.gov/government/content/
Share the Road!
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