There are certainly risks to riding alongside cars however, they are manageable if you're careful and bike intelligently. In fact, many city cyclists choose to join the flow of traffic by commuting to work on their bikes rather than driving. They have a healthy respect for cars and they know how to behave and remain safe. The best way to educate motorists on bicyclists' rights to the road is to ride respectfully and have facts on your side. Use the following rules to be a more responsible and safe rider.
Basic Rules of the Road
If you ever drive a motorized vehicle, you might want to check out share the road rules for motorists.
How to Ride in Bike Lanes
Surviving a Thunderstorm
A PREPAREDNESS GUIDE for severe weather is published by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service. The following is the League of American Bicyclists' adaptation of that guide to specifically address cyclist concerns. The National Weather Service has reviewed and approved this adaptation.
In general . . .
When thunderstorms approach . . .
If caught outdoors and no shelter is nearby . . .
These tips are courtesy of the League of American Bicyclists. Much more can be found on their web site. Check them out!