Riding Tips

Ready to ride like the wind?

Before you hop on your bike, check these safety tips off your list.

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Inspect Your Bike

At B-cycle, we’re obsessed with keeping our stations and bikes in tip-top shape. You can do us a solid by inspecting your bike before your ride. Test the tires, brakes and seat post to make sure they’re in working order. Find something wonky? Just re-dock that B-cycle, call up customer service and check out another bike.

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Wear a Helmet

Always consider wearing a helmet. Texas doesn’t require helmets for adults 18 years or older, but studies show the head is an important part of the human body.

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Stay Safe

Follow these simple tips to make sure your ride is a safe one.

  • Ride with the flow of traffic.
  • Obey traffic signs.
  • Don’t ride on the sidewalks downtown.
  • Use hand signals.
  • Wear pants (okay, that’s less about safety and more about common decency).
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Plan a Route

Throughout Austin, there are countless bike lanes and bike trails built especially for—you guessed it—bikes! Check out our Resources page for suggested routes.

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