Rules of the Road

The Bay Area is a great place to explore by bicycle. Whether you’re an experienced rider or new to urban cycling, here are bike laws to follow and riding tips to help you feel more comfortable and confident.

Plan a sensible route

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Rule 1

Do a pre-ride check

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Rule 2

Wear a helmet

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Rule 3

Obey traffic signals

Rule 6

Ride with traffic

Rule 7

Stay off sidewalks

Rule 5

Yield to pedestrians

Rule 4

Use hand signals

Rule 8

Never ride distracted

Rule 9

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