Although it’s still winter, today the roads are a bit clearer, the sun is shining brightly and the temperature is above zero. All these things point to the fact that it won’t be long before we will all be riding outside again. Yeah!
Today in my indoor cycling class we discussed bicycle laws and how to stay safe, and avoid tickets while riding outdoors.
- Stay to the right on the road
- Always adhere to “ride single file” signs
- Wear brightly coloured or reflective clothing
- Wear clothing appropriate for the weather
Alberta Traffic Safety Act
- Cyclists aged 18 and younger are required by law to wear an approved bicycle helmet.
- Children in trailers and on trail-a-bikes are required by law to wear an approved bicycle helmet.
- Helmets must meet ANSI, Snell or CSA standards to provide enough protection.
When riding your bicycle at night, it is a legal requirement to have:
- At least one white head front light, but not more than two white front lights
- At least one red rear light
- At least one red reflector mounted on the rear of the bicycle
For further information, here are a few useful links:
Get your bike ready to roll because it won’t be long before we are off our trainers and hitting the open road!