Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year 2012!

Good news American bike sharing systems more than doubled in 2011

Here are the current US bike sharing systems list, ranked by number of stations.

   1. Washington/Arlington, DC/VA: 140 stations
   2. Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN: 115 stations
   3. Miami Beach, FL: 70 stations
   4. Boston, MA: 61 stations
   5. Denver, CO: 52 stations*
   6. Madison, WI: 27 stations
   7. Broward County, FL: 20 stations
   8. San Antonio, TX: 20 stations
   9. Boulder, CO: 15 stations*
  10. Washington State University - Pullman, WA: 8 stations
  11. Chicago, IL: 7 stations
  12. Omaha, NE: 5 stations
  13. University of California - Irvine: 4 stations
  14. Des Moines, IA: 4 stations
  15. Tulsa, OK: 4 stations
  16. Louisville, KY: 3 stations
  17. Kailua, HI: 2 stations
  18. Spartanburg, SC: 2 stations

The Washington's Capital Bikeshare was the largest system for the second straight year, but it will begin to face more serious competition in 2012 and 2013 as a number of new cities begin to launch their own networks. Baltimore is expected to launch with 30 stations next year, Chicago may build up to 300, and most notably of all: New York is moving forward with a 600-station behemoth system.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hubless BMX Concept Bike Clip

Check this out...

Hubless BMX Concept Bike by Bradford Waugh

I found this on the web and it's pretty awesome. It is called Hubless BMX Bike by Bradford Waugh. Instead of using some sort of magnet, the Hubless Road Bike Concept pictured will use geared rollers for a smooth ride. More interesting than the hubs, the crankset is hooked up to a roller which will power the hubs.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Huge Bike Jump into a Pond

Check out this cool video, couple teens build a ramp and use it to jump or fly into a pond. I wonder if they have insurance. 


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My Mountain Bike Wish List

 Jamis Dakar XAM 2.0

The Jamis Dakar XAM 2.0 is an efficient trail bike mainly because of its excellent suspension. It has mp3 suspension. One yahoo writer said that this is one of the best bikes you can get if you are a serious biker because of speed and lightweight construction. It also has a unique frame geometry honed by pro riders and test pilots who demanded that this bike be able to climb as capably as it descended. It has 10mm shock hardware, over-sized pivot bearings, thru-axle front and rear hubs. The price tag is a whopping $5,000.

Diamondback Overdrive Pro 29'er Mountain Bike (2011 Model, 29-Inch Wheels)

The Diamondback Overdrive Professional looks comfortable to ride due its added support. It has an aluminum frame with Avid BB5 disc brakes and has six-inch rotors. It is built for reliability and is perfect for all types of terrain. Retail stores and sporting goods stores offer this bike for $1,200.

    * 29-inch hardtail mountain bike with butted aluminum frame
    * Rock Shox Reba dual air fork with motion control and hollow crown
    * Truvativ 5D crank set with sealed cartridge bearing; Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakes
    * 29-inch WTB Prowler tires; SRAM SX-5 9-speed trigger shifter
    * Comes in 16-, 18-, 20-, and 22-inch sizes; WTB Speed V Sport saddle.

I think I'll go for Diamondback Overdrive because of the price, $5,000 is just too much for a bike. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Prospect Park West in Brooklyn

A bike lane along Prospect Park West in Brooklyn is the focus of a lawsuit against the Transportation Department.

The lawsuit, filed by a group with close ties to Iris Weinshall, the city’s transportation commissioner from 2000 to 2007 and the wife of Senator Charles E. Schumer, accuses the Transportation Department of misleading residents about the benefits of the lane, cherry-picking statistics on safety improvements and collaborating with bicycle activists to quash community opposition.

The two incompetent groups are Seniors for Safety and Neighbors for Better Bike Lanes they want the Prospect Park lanes removed.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Poor Lake Michigan Joggers and Bikers

Huge waves coming in from Lake Michigan slam into joggers and cyclists along Chicago's Lake Shore Drive. I can't do anything when waves that huge slams into you.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Another Funny Looking Bike

Here is funny looking recumbent solar bike! Hahaha. Yeah it looks funny, but I think it’s better than the electric bikes that you need to charge from time to time. This one is solar powered. The inventor said that it can go 52 mph (84 km/h) top speed coasting downhill; 15-30 mph (24-48 km/h) pedaling with power assist on flat ground; 20 mph (32 km/h) batteries driving motor, flat ground, no pedaling; 8 mph (13 km/h) projected top speed on solar power alone in full sun, no batteries, no pedaling.

And the range that it reach, 34 miles (55 km) on a full charge using just the batteries; 20-25 miles (30-40 km) a day on solar power with the current solar module (cloudless); Up to 150 miles (240 km) a day starting with full batteries, given ideal sun conditions all day. Hill climbing can cut all of these numbers in half. Not bad at all.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Electric Bikes

I know it defeats the purpose of riding a bike, but I always want to try one of these electric assisted bikes. I bet it'll be easier and faster going uphill. The downside of this is they are more expensive than many normal bikes.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Man crushed underneath cement truck

Oh, I hate news like this. A man died after he lost control of his bike in Manhattan and was run over by a cement truck. Poor biker, my deepest sympathy to his family & friends.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mountain biking: a beginner's tale

I love beginners stories, because not so long ago I'm also a beginner and I can easily relate to them...

As the saying goes, you never forget how to ride a bike. At least this is the motto giving me confidence as I swing my leg over the saddle at the Coed Trawllm mountain bike centre, in mid-Wales, and prepare to take to the trails for the first time in years. I'm not going to lie to you – I'm more than a bit nervous – but having arranged a ride with my guide, John (recently awarded an MBE for services to the sport), I'm confident that I'm in good hands.

For a start, the trails at Coed Trawllm are colour-coded like ski runs – blue, red and black – so you can pretty much pick the route to match your mood and, of course, ability. For relative newbies like myself, this is ideal. Before we head to the gnarly stuff, John leads me out onto something gentler to assess my skills.

First up, a short descent that leads to a stream crossing. "The trick is to lean your backside over the end of the saddle, so your weight stays back," he says, before making it look far too easy.

This is the point where I realise something key: never forgetting how to ride a bike is all well and good, assuming you have learnt properly in the first place. Put simply, I come a cropper, locking up my wheels by leaning too hard on the brakes. The result is a wet backside and slightly bruised ego, but frankly who cares? I'm having a great time, and getting muddy is all part of the fun with mountain biking.

Continuing on around the trail, John explains what it is about Wales that has brought bikers flocking from all over the planet in recent years. "The terrain in this part of the world is pretty special – hundreds of miles of forest tracks, pristine woodland and old quarries. It's as challenging as anything you'll get in mainland Europe."

No kidding. As we continue on around the 4km blue run that loops through the woods and conveniently back to the cafe, I find myself careering in and out of my comfort zone. And I am loving every minute.

A bite to eat later (tea and cake are a mountain biking must), John and I are heading out for more – and this time we aren't mucking about; it's on to the red run. Now is my opportunity to put into practice the skills that John taught me in the morning – namely body position, braking and simply looking where you're going.

"It sounds simple," says John, as we huff and puff our way up a steady climb, "but watching where you're riding is essential because your body will naturally set itself up to ride whatever you see in your path."

He isn't wrong. As I expected, the 5km red run is slightly more technical than the blue – with some challenging single track stuff, a switchback and some satisfying descents. All in all it requires more attention – a fact I find out the hard way after taking a tumble off a small bridge and ending up in a stream. Again.

"Ease off the brakes a bit more and let it flow," is John's straight-faced appraisal of what must have been a rather amusing wipeout.

Thankfully, this is my last "technical touchdown" of the day, and my confidence grows in spades as we continue along the route – soaking up the gorgeous landscape that surrounds Coed Trawllm. One moment we are in Lord-Of-The-Rings-esque forest, the next, hurtling across beautiful streams and pedaling through spectacular open sections.

For John, it's just another day in the saddle but for me it's an experience I'll never forget - and one I'm aiming to repeat again soon.

Biking violations unpunished

Saw this news and my instant thought was, hahaha eat my dusts su***

Law meant to keep pedal-pushers in line turns out to be toothless

Boston police have yet to ticket a single bicyclist for running a red light or disrupting traffic since the launch of the Hubway bike-share program two weeks ago. But the reason may have little to do with lack of opportunity: Because of a loophole in a state law, the tickets wouldn’t be worth the paper they’re printed on.

A newly enacted provision called for police across the state to begin ticketing bikers $20 for civil motor vehicle violations starting last January. For the first time, police could use the same ticket book for motorists and bicyclists, with copies of every ticket going to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

But, as police, court administrators, and Registry officials became aware this spring, the law also inadvertently did away with punishments for bicyclists who fail to pay tickets.

Without any clear way to collect fines or punish those who ignore tickets, authorities have been left with a procedure reliant on the honor system. As a result, it appears that a number of police departments are choosing not to ticket bicyclists. Boston police, as of last week, had issued 60 warnings - but zero tickets - to bikers since the Hubway added 600 bikes to city streets.

Boston police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll acknowledged in an e-mail that the department was aware of the lack of teeth in the law.

“At this time, we will continue issuing warnings and taking the opportunity to increase awareness regarding the rules of the road,’’ she wrote. “Our main concern at this point is having the opportunity to educate bicyclists on traffic rules.’’

Across the river, Cambridge Sergeant Paul Timmins said his department, a leader in bike-law enforcement, has not issued a bike ticket since January.

“It’s just this one sentence in the law that’s causing this whole problem,’’ he said.

That “one sentence’’ can be found in Chapter 85, Section 11E of the Massachusetts General Laws. It starts innocuously by calling for police to ticket bicyclists as they would motorists.

The problem lies in the sentence’s concluding remark, which says that bike tickets “shall not affect the bicyclist’s license to operate a motor vehicle.’’

Keeping bicycle tickets and driver’s licenses separate makes sense on several levels - not every bicyclist drives a car, for instance. But the law, as worded, takes away the Registry’s only means to coerce bikers to pay civil tickets - by suspending or not renewing a driver’s license - without offering an alternative punishment.

Registry spokesman Richard Nangle did not say how the Registry will pursue delinquent fines without such authority.

more on this news

Friday, July 15, 2011

Here's a funny looking bike! is it a bike?

I found this on craigslist, I've seen this a lot in our neighborhood it looks interesting and easy to use. It can also be fold.


Another Grandpa biker!

Here is another amazing story of a grandpa biker...

A grandfather is racing against the clock, cycling from Vancouver to Halifax to beat a world record and raise money for charity.

54-year-old Arvid Loewen is raising money for Kenyan orphanages.

He has to make it to Halifax by Thursday night to break the Guinness World Record of riding across Canada in 13 days, nine hours and six minutes.

It's going to be so close, Loewen didn't even sleep Wednesday night.

In fact, he can't even pull over to take a phone call.

"Well I basically don't stop now. I only stop to do a few necessities and that's about it."

Loewen had been ahead of the pace, biking 22 hours every day.

But in Saskatchewan, leg injuries almost forced him to quit.

"So I had a choice to make — either I was going to DNF [racing acronym for Did Not Finish], quit, or I was going to use up everything I had banked."

So he risked it and rested for a day.

Although he lost time, he's almost back on pace now.

He's hoping to raise $350,000 for Mully Children's Family, a charity that helps rehabilitate street children in Kenya.

He said he's already raised $250,000.

The project is called Grandpas Can and was inspired by his three grandkids.

"Grandpas can do a whole lot more than just simply love their own children, grandchildren, which they should and we all believe that, and I certainly believe that as well, but we also have an opportunity to say, you know what, we can do so much more."

To break the record, Loewen has to get to Halifax City Hall by 9:06 pm Thursday.

His assistants say that he could get there anywhere between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.


Monday, July 4, 2011

Biker celebrates 82 years by riding 46 miles

Talk about dedication, inspiring story about grandpa rider:

Eighty-two years, two hip replacements and a bout with cancer have not stopped Harry Landry from long-distance biking.

Landry, a Thibodaux resident, credits the menu his wife, Nobie, offers up each day. His friends say he's just determined.

“He always comes back. He's like the Energizer bunny,” said Alan Kelly, treasurer of Bayou Country Cyclists, a local bicycling club where Landry is an active member. “I hope when I achieve that age, I can simply be on the bike.”

Two years ago, Landry, a former Marine and Korean War veteran, biked 80 miles to celebrate his 80th birthday. Hip-replacement surgery interrupted his plans to do the same last year, but he was ready for his 82nd birthday this year.

He took off Saturday, his birthday, at daybreak in hopes of biking 82 miles. He and a friend made it 46 miles before they ended the trip.

“It gets hot,” said Denny Ayo, a friend and fellow bicyclist who accompanied Landry. “We were over five hours on the road.”

They left Peltier Park about 5:45 a.m. and took back roads until they hit La. 311, where they biked to Houma and back.

The distance Landry traveled, Ayo said, is “almost from Thibodaux to the Huey P. Long Bridge.”

For a long-distance ride like the one he took Saturday, Landry said he begins adjusting his diet early in the week.

“I eat pasta, vegetables and a little meat,” he said.

He eats grits or cornmeal pancakes the morning of a big trip, he said.

Landry worked as a crane operator in the oilfield for more than 50 years. He retired in 1995 after working for Gulf Island.
Full story here

Portland World Naked Bike Ride 2011

Hey, check this out thousand of naked bikers out in the street of Portland.

Monday, June 27, 2011

More turn to biking to work because of high gas prices

I found this news article that inspired me to continue going to work using my bike.


They say once you learn to ride a bicycle, you never forget. Raising the cost of gas, it seems, helps people to remember.

As prices at the pump rose to punishing levels this spring, more Mercer County residents began turning to two-wheeled transportation in hopes of saving their pennies, according to area bike shop owners and a local transportation association.

"When people come in to the shop, after we get through introductions, the first thing we ask the person is what they plan on doing with the bicycle, so we know what to do with the bike to make it happen," said Charlie Kuhn, owner of Kopp's Bicycle Shop in Princeton.

"Recently, we've had more and more people tell us they're bringing their bike in because they want to start commuting," he said.

Kuhn said he picked up on the trend almost immediately after gas prices started rising in April.

Just like 2008

It reminded him of a nearly identical surge in repair business in 2008, when steep price increases hit.

"I'm seeing old 10-speeds coming out of the woodwork, and other commuter-type bicycles," Kuhn said. "People haven't used them in years, and they think, "OK, instead of my car, I'm going to use my bike to get to work.'"

In Hamilton, Economy Bike & Skateboard Shop owner Charlie Swope said he was also seeing increased demand for repairs, especially of old 10-speeds.

"I have more people coming into my store even though the economy's still really not good," Swope said. "They can't spend four or five hundred on a new bike, but the repair business is doing really well right now."

Swope said his business got a boost not long after the price hikes both this year and in 2008, when the national average for a gallon of regular gas reached an all-time high of $4.11.

"I always tell people, riding a bike is $0.00 a gallon," he said.

During that previous period of high prices, Hopewell Township resident Rob Schell began riding his electric bike the six and a half miles to his job in Ewing two to three days a week.

"It's nice to get out in the fresh air. It gets me some exercise," he said last week.

"Sometimes in not so nice weather it's not so fun, but most of the time I enjoy it."

Paid for itself

Schell, a supervising environmental specialist at the Department of Environmental Protection, said the electric bicycle -- which gives his pedaling a boost on hills and windy stretches -- paid for itself within a couple thousand miles of riding. Driving his car less often both saves on gas and reduces pollution, he said.

"My expertise is in motor vehicle emissions. That should it put it in perspective as to why I ride a bike," he said.

"I know the impact of vehicles on the environment. It is truly a motivation."

The price of a gallon of regular gas hit $3.86 a month ago in the Trenton area before falling back to $3.67 last week, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

That's slightly higher than last week's national average of $3.61, and far higher than the $2.74 national average of a year ago.

While the high cost of gas may have led to more bike riding, the slow pace at which it crept to the brink of $4 earlier this year had the opposite effect of desensitizing consumers, said Cheryl Kastrenakes, executive director of the Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association.

"People have gotten a bit more used to the $4 for a gallon thing, so they weren't as shocked when it got up that high this time," she said. "It's really difficult to change behavior, so it's really important for us to help people recognize how much they can save by riding a bike."

Change in behavior

Kastrenakes said one successful effort to change behavior was last month's National Ride Your Bike to Work Week.

The event drew four times as many signups as two years ago, showing that "the interest is there," she said.

As an alternative, her organization's website,, offers a system to connect people who want to carpool to work. The service saw a 25 percent uptick in May, she said.

"People are definitely reacting, but you have to keep the message out there," Kastrenakes said.

"Don't fall into the false sense of security that the price of gas isn't so high. Whether it's high or low, you're saving by biking."

Monday, June 20, 2011

Naked Bike Ride in Portland!

PORTLAND, Ore (Reuters) – It was a typical early summer evening in Portland: cloudy skies threatening rain, temperatures in the mid-60s, and thousands of naked bicyclists gathered near the city's waterfront for a clothing-free night ride.

The Portland version of the World Naked Bike Ride was about to begin.
"It is the most liberating, natural feeling possible," said Brooklyn Jay, who came all the way from Phoenix for the ride.

World Naked Bike Ride is a globally observed event among hard-core bikers designed, at least ostensibly, to promote the use of the bicycle for transportation. But Portland cyclists have been especially adamant about making it another of the Pacific Northwest city's quirky traditions.
"This is just a way of drawing attention to the need to be more green and replace fossil fuels with natural power," said Ken Johnson, who was completely nude and body-painted grey.
"I am going all the way" nude, said Xandi Silvaggi, adding, "it is all about saving the environment."

Since the World Naked Bike Ride started in 2004, only four other cities -- San Francisco, Seattle, and Boulder and Black Rock City in Colorado -- have celebrated it every year.
The Portland nudist/cyclists have turned the event into a festival, with a pre-ride event and post-ride parties featuring both clothed and naked partying which lasts well into the night.
They even have an official and rather corporate sponsor: Bridgeport Brewing, maker of Portland's first craft beer.

The local group that sponsors the event, SHIFT, describes itself as "a loose-knit and informal bunch of bike-loving folks."

The purpose of the naked rides, SHIFT says, is "a light-hearted protest against fossil fuel. ... A comment on the vulnerability of cyclists. Choose your message, ride with us! As bare as you dare."

Portland Police don't arrest the naked riders. They cite the city's extremely tolerant public indecency code as permitting such activities as mass nude cycling.

Monday, June 13, 2011

NYPD Comments On Alleged "Biking While Sexy" Ticket Threat

Yesterday, a Dutch tourist alleged that a cop threatened to ticket her for cycling while wearing a skirt in SoHo last spring. Jasmijn Rijcken says the officer told her that her skirt was dangerous because she could distract drivers and potentially cause them to crash—the whole thing sounded like a Jackie Chiles lawsuit in the making. Today, NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne commented on the story...rather unsatisfactorily: "Whether this story bears even a modest semblance of what actually occurred is impossible to establish without being provided the purported officer's name and getting his side of the story."

Maybe we're reading too much between the lines, but that sure sounds like he's saying, "Totally could have happened, knowing these chuckleheads!" Rjicken, the general manager of the VANMOOF bicycle company in Amsterdam, was in town for the New Amsterdam Bike Show when the cop allegedly scolded her for cycling while sexy. She retold the story to the News, noting how she thought he was joking until he asked to see her ID. "I didn't even think for one second that my outfit could be harmful or disturbing," she said.

As we noted yesterday, it is decidedly not illegal to wear a skirt while cycling. You won't even find that "violation" under the NYPD's questionable "cheat sheet" for cyclist rules, which is part of their massive cyclist crackdown.

Commenter Jim Dyer on Streestblog points out this NY Times article from 1899 about a Chicago policeman who thought the use of bicycles by women degraded them morally: "A large number of our female bicyclists wear shorter dresses than the laws of morality and decency permit, thereby inviting the improper conversations and remarks of the depraved and immoral." Suddenly, it all makes sense: obviously a time-travelling bluecoat from 1899 landed in lower Manhattan that day, and upon seeing Rjicken, was terrified for her well being, lest some coarse and undignified peasants started hollaring at her.


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Great Bike

I found this bike on ebay and it looks awesome. However, the starting bid is a whopping 2 grand!

Trek Y FOIL Carbon Fiber Bicycle Gold/Orange

Frame Size: 59 cm
Componets: Dura Ace Equiped
Wheels: Rolf Vector Pro, with blade spokes
Tires: Continental
Pedals: Speedplay
Saddle: Pave
Seat Post: Carbon Fiber
Computer: Sigma-Wireless

Monday, May 23, 2011

                                                  Safe Riding Tips

  Before using your bicycle, make sure it is ready to ride. You should always
inspect your bike to make sure all parts are secure and working properly.

Remember to:

    Wear a Properly Fitted Bicycle Helmet. Protect your brain, save your life. For more information see the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration publication   

“Easy Steps to Properly Fit a Bicycle Helmet.”

    Adjust Your Bicycle to Fit. Stand over your bicycle. There should be 1 to 2 inches between you and the top tube (bar) if using a road bike and 3 to 4 inches if a mountain bicycle. The seat should be level front to back. The seat height should be adjusted to allow a slight bend at the knee when the leg is fully extended. The handlebar height should be at the same level with the seat.

    Check Your Equipment. Before riding, inflate tires properly and check that your brakes work.

    See and Be Seen. Whether daytime, dawn, dusk, foul weather, or at night, you need to be seen by others. Wearing white has not been shown to make you more visible. Rather, always wear neon, fluorescent, or other bright colors when riding day or night. Also wear something that reflects light, such as reflective tape or markings, or flashing lights. Remember, just because you can see a driver doesn’t mean the driver can see you.

    Control Your Bicycle. Always ride with at least one hand on the handlebars. Carry books and other items in a bicycle carrier or backpack.

    Watch for and Avoid Road Hazards. Be on the lookout for hazards such as potholes, broken glass, gravel, puddles, leaves, and dogs. All these hazards can cause a crash. If you are riding with friends and you are in the lead, yell out and point to the hazard to alert the riders behind you.

    Avoid Riding at Night. It is far more dangerous to ride at night than during the day because you are harder for others to see. If you have to ride at night, wear something that makes you more easily seen by others. Make sure you have reflectors on the front and rear of your bicycle (white lights on the front and red rear reflectors are required by law in many States), in addition to reflectors on your tires, so others can see you.

Many bicycle-related crashes resulting in injury or death are associated with the bicyclist’s behavior, including such things as not wearing a bicycle helmet, riding into a street without stopping, turning left or swerving into traffic that is coming from behind, running a stop sign, and riding the wrong way in traffic. To maximize your safety, always wear a helmet AND follow the rules of the road.

             Rules of the Road – Bicycling on the Road   

Bicycles in many States are considered vehicles, and cyclists have the same rights and the same responsibilities to follow the rules of the road as motorists. When riding, always:

    Go With the Traffic Flow. Ride on the right in the same direction as other vehicles. Go with the flow – not against it.

    Obey All Traffic Laws. A bicycle is a vehicle and you’re a driver. When you ride in the street, obey all traffic signs, signals, and lane markings.

    Yield to Traffic When Appropriate. Almost always, drivers on a smaller road must yield (wait) for traffic on a major or larger road. If there is no stop sign or traffic signal and you are coming from a smaller roadway (out of a driveway, from a sidewalk, a bike path, etc.), you must slow down and look to see if the way is clear before proceeding. This also means yielding to pedestrians who have already entered a crosswalk.

    Be Predictable. Ride in a straight line, not in and out of cars. Signal your moves to others.

    Stay Alert at All Times. Use your eyes AND ears. Watch out for potholes, cracks, wet leaves, storm grates, railroad tracks, or anything that could make you lose control of your bike. You need your ears to hear traffic and avoid dangerous situations; don’t wear a headset when you ride.

    Look Before Turning. When turning left or right, always look behind you for a break in traffic, then signal before making the turn. Watch for left- or right-turning traffic.

    Watch for Parked Cars. Ride far enough out from the curb to avoid the unexpected from parked cars (like doors opening, or cars pulling out).

Sidewalk versus Street Riding

The safest place for bicycle riding is on the street, where bicycles are expected to follow the same rules of the road as motorists and ride in the same direction.

    Children less than 10 years old, however, are not mature enough to make the decisions necessary to safely ride in the street.

    Children less than 10 years old are better off riding on the sidewalk.

    For anyone riding on a sidewalk:

        Check the law in your State or jurisdiction to make sure sidewalk riding is allowed.

        Watch for vehicles coming out of or turning into driveways.

        Stop at corners of sidewalks and streets to look for cars and to make sure the drivers see you before crossing.

        Enter a street at a corner and not between parked cars. Alert pedestrians that you are near by saying, “Excuse me,” or, “Passing on your left,” or use a bell or horn.