In this section of we will discuss Bicycle Safety Issues, and the general safety
aspects of riding bicycles on streets and roads.
Skills for the Road:
Wayne Pein's Traffic Safety Booklet. An illustrated guide to road positioning, lane
choice and "Defensive Cycling" for those new to the streets. A good quick
study guide for younger cyclists, or a refresher those just getting back into cycling.
Effective Cycling on the Web
The ShowMeTV site has some fairly well done effective cycling tips on the web in
RealVideo and Windows Media format. Perhaps not suitable for the bandwidth
challenged, these videos are 1 to 5 minutes in length on a variety of common cycling
Intersections A discussion on how various cyclists handle large
urban intersections while traveling by bicycle. Excerpted from Usenet.
Scouts. An article on how to teach the Boy Scout Cycling Merit
Badge course to Scouts. Includes information on how to organize the program, what
resources you may need and how to conduct the rides. By Christopher R. Law Assistant
Scoutmaster, Troop 603.
Often a child's first formal training for on-road cycling occurs at a "Bicycle
Rodeo". This article explains what occurs at a typical bike rodeo. In
addition it explains the limitations of the rodeo concept. By John Andersen.
Safety Training: Our growing collection of quality links to
sites with training materials suitable for teaching cycling safety techniques to various
age groups. Each of these is reviewed for correctness before we place it on our
site. In some cases we may not agree with every word, but the bulk of the material
must be correct with no fatal flaws or it won't appear here.
Safety Quiz: Test your cycling safety knowledge
against the facts. You might mind that you have fallen prey to
the common misconceptions that plague our sport, our pastime, and our