Five Best Locations to Bike in New York City

Even New Yorkers who were born and raised in the concrete jungle will admit that sometimes they, too, feel like tourists in their own city. Every corner turned reveals endless possibilities — broadway-worthy street performers, five-star quality meals compacted into tiny food trucks, unique characters that you wouldn’t believe existed unless you saw them for yourself. Walking through New York is an adventure in itself. Now imagine how the possibilities multiply when a bike is involved! Many neighborhoods in New York are extremely bike-friendly, even having their own designated lanes. We compiled a list of some of the best biking spots in New York City that both expert riders and beginners could enjoy.

1.) Hudson River Greenway

We want to start off this list with the one, the only, Hudson River. This 11-mile bike route is one of the most popular biking destinations in New York and with good reason. The scenic landscape over the glistening river waters creates a spectacular juxtaposition alongside the iconic city skyscrapers. This location is greatly enjoyed and preferred by beginner riders since the entire trail has a designated bike path, meaning you will not ride on the street or encounter any cars along the way. The bike trail includes a two-lane path, allowing cyclers to ride back and forth as they please. A must-see along the Hudson River Greenway is Riverside Park, one of New York City’s most notable waterfront parks. This park is great for instagram-worthy photoshoots, soaking in the sun and taking in the magnificent view from all angles. We also encourage our travelers to visit the Intrepid Museum located right on the water of the Hudson River. This fascinating museum holds some of the most historically substantial American military and maritime artifacts and exhibitions.

2.) Battery Park

The entire 11-mile Hudson River Greenway bike route may be overwhelming to beginner travelers. It is nearly impossible to take in all of the attractions at once so, we recommend our travelers to split up the route over a two-day span. Battery Park is located at the southern tip of the Hudson River Greenway and offers its own day’s worth of adventure. There are many stops along the bike route that we highly recommend seeing such as the Highline, Statue of Liberty and the Wall Street bull!

3.) Central Park

Central Park is a no-brainer destination in New York City, on bike or foot. With a 6-mile perimeter around the park, there is plenty to see and do. Lay in the green lawn of Sheeps Meadow while taking in the breathtaking landscape of the surrounding city. A short trip away leads you to the remarkable architecture of the Bethesda Terrace which lies parallel to the Bethesda Fountain, a popular location for wedding shoots, graduation pictures and various movie scenes! Joining one of our Central Park Guided Bike Tours is a great way to learn about all of the famous landmarks hidden away in the tremendous park. You will be able to see all of the major sightseeing points in the park as well as other hidden gems, all led by one of our beloved local guides. 

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4.) Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most popular biking routes we offer at Unlimited Biking. The must-see scenery overlooks the East River and the city landscape, making it a highlight spot for photos. The bridge connects Manhattan and Brooklyn so you can explore both boroughs in just a few hours. With a distance of a little over one mile, the Brooklyn Bridge bike route is perfect for beginners. After riding the Brooklyn Bridge, make sure to explore the neighborhood of Dumbo full of unique art galleries, delicious NYC style pizza, and incredible architecture.

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5.) South Street Seaport

Last, but certainly not least, is the South Street Seaport district along the East River of lower Manhattan. The Seaport district is a buzzing hub that highlights New York City’s vast culture but also commemorates the area’s significant and fascinating history. Enjoy the sight of some of the oldest architecture in downtown Manhattan, an astonishing view of the Brooklyn Bridge and a leisurely ride along the bike lane on the boardwalk. As a central point for entertainment, shopping, and cuisine, South Street Seaport is definitely not a destination you want to miss!

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How to Burn More Calories While Biking

Summer is around the corner and suddenly, binge watching Friends on Netflix and scarfing down family-sized bags of Doritos in a single serving doesn’t seem as good of an idea as it did in the cold months of Winter. Well, have no fear because we have the perfect solution to help cut out some of those extra calories without the dread of actually going to the gym. Although we do love our Doritos (and let’s be real, Nacho Cheese is the best flavor), taking care of our health goes beyond physical appearance. Exercising regularly strengthens the cardiovascular system, speeds up metabolism, and greatly reduces the risk of developing certain types of diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

So, you’re probably thinking, what is this “magic” solution you guys are trying to propose here? It definitely isn’t magic, but bike riding is fun, affordable, and accessible to all ages!

That’s right! What if I told you that burning hundreds of calories could be fun and exciting? And could be done practically anywhere! Central Park? It’s gorgeous in the summertime. Brooklyn Bridge? Absolutely. That creepy, abandoned playground in your neighborhood? Sure, why not!

The key to burning the most calories while bike riding is to switch up the intensity throughout your workout. High-intensity interval training has been proven to maximize your calorie burn in a shorter amount of time. So, try alternating between your comfortable riding speed to a faster, more challenging speed in order to get your heart rate up and down. For example, say your average riding speed is about 12 mph. In a high-intensity interval bike ride, you would ride at 12 mph for one minute and then raise the intensity to 15 mph for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, drop your speed back to 12 mph for another minute and repeat for 5-10 minutes. You can track your speed using a portable speedometer or download one of the many apps available on your phone! As you build your endurance, gradually increase the intensity of your training, as well.

Another way to burn more calories when outdoor biking is by incorporating inclines in your ride. Rather than only riding on a flat terrain, challenge yourself with some steep, uphill inclines in order to raise that heart rate and burn more calories. Riding uphill can be a bit of a challenge for some, so we recommend starting off by conditioning yourself with smaller hills and working your way up to the mountains! You would be surprised how quickly your body can adapt to the training!

Outdoor cycling is a great workout, overall, to burn calories, lose weight, and even build muscle in your lower body. The best part of outdoor cycling is being able to sightsee the world around you as you ride along. The adventure in the ride almost makes you forget that you’re actually exercising!

Not sure if biking is right for you? Here at Unlimited Biking, we have countless locations where you can rent Cannondale bikes, one of the best names in the bike industry, for a short ride to see if outdoor biking is a right fit.

So don’t hesitate! Visit our website and try it out today. You never know, you might just be the next Lance Armstrong

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Ride and Rose: BIKE TOUR

Ride and Rose is the name of one of our guided and private bike tour through the famous Central Park. This is an intimate private bike tour around the Park featuring attractions such as the Bow Bridge, which is like a Victorian confection reflected in the waters of Central Park’s Lake.  In real life the Bridge has been a magnificent setting in films such as Manhattan, The Way We Were and Keeping the Faith. You can also see the Bethesda Angle and the Terrace. It is one of the most well known fountains in the world, and the statue at its center was the only sculpture to have been commissioned as a part of Central Park’s original design. The terrace is also a popular movie spot. But you could also explore the famous Strawberry Fields. Strawberry Fields is a living memorial to the world-famous singer, songwriter and peace activist, John Lennon. The next stop on our tour will be the beautiful Belvedere Castle. Belvedere Castle is a folly in the park. It contains exhibit rooms and an observation deck, and since 1919, the folly has also been the location of the official Central Park weather station. You can explore all these things on our Ride and Rose tour. Our tour guide will take you into the nooks and crannies of the Central Park that you wouldn’t be able to find on your own. The tour will end at Gapstow Bridge, where a glass sparkling Rose will await your arrival. Check out this wonderful tour.

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Best Group Tour Activities in NYC

Have you ever wondered what some of the best things to do in NYC are? Are you always looking for new activities to experience with a group? Well, then keep reading!

Even if you’ve been to Brooklyn, there’s a good chance you’ve never seen it the way a local knows it. There are so many hidden treasures to discover, Jane’s Carousel to re-imagine your youth, Bushwick to explore the unparalleled artistic talents of hipsters, and a view of the Manhattan skyline like you’ve never seen. This is really only touching on the unique gems that you stumble upon during Get Up and Ride’s Brooklyn Waterfront Bike Tour, but it’s worth an adventure to rediscover an ever-changing borough! www.GetUpandRide.com

If you’re the type of person who enjoys art, history, maybe a bit of Renaissance romanticism, but with a jolt of reality, then Museum Hack’s Un-Highlight tours of local institutions are most definitely for you. Described as “not-your-grandma’s museum tour,” this two-hour adventure through the decorated halls of The Met and the American Museum of Natural History are not to be missed! With options to plan this as a small group affair, or as a Private Guided Tour, it’s one for the history books! www.MuseumHack.com

Or if you’re looking for something a bit more active and energizing, with a touch whimsy, packed with pop culture nuances, and a dash of humor to round it all out, then Unlimited Biking’s customized touring adventures are just your cup of tea! With heart-warming, funny and fun-fact-filled guides who know more about this city than the locals, it’s sure to be a memorable experience for everyone. And if you’re looking for a tour of the trendiest local Brooklyn eateries, of the storied architecture of yester-year, or even a combination of a hipster honey-bee co-op, a re-purposed Naval Yard, and local street artists – UB is happy to customize, so you can just enjoy and be amazed. www.UnlimitedBiking.com

Let’s not forget to eat! Along with Unlimited Biking’s wonderfully customized Guided Bike Tours, they also pair a lovely picnic spread that nourishes every Instagrammer’s hunger for a competitive feed! From full Ride ‘n’ Rose spreads to more subtle nods at a Hamptons style soiree, they do it all and then some, taking care of everything from start to finish. All you need to do is book, arrive, enjoy! And I hasten to mention that the spread is delicious, in addition to gorgeous – don’t forget to snap a few photos for your feed before you devour the food! www.UnlimitedBiking.com

For an adventure that’s sure to please, try a local scavenger hunt in your neck of the woods. With cityHUNT’s many neighborhood locales, you can try your luck at an adventure in your own backyard, or discover a new area to explore. A fantastic way to promote team-building, you’ll learn all about the local culture, and discover some fun facts along the way! Or feel good while doing good and participate in a scavenger hunt for charity – either way you’re sure to have a memorable adventure! www.cityHUNT.com

Kick it up a notch, and jump up on the energy scale to a jam-packed tour featuring local restaurants that started revolutions, secret alleyway meetings that led to the destruction of dynasties, and how tropical fruits alongside a fabulous hotel transformed a neighborhood! Not for the faint of heart, or for those without some serious pedal power, Bike the Big Apple’s guided neighborhood tours are a fantastic workout paired with an eye-opening adventure. www.BiketheBigApple.com

And if none of the above tickle your fancy, there’s always a walk through the streets of Manhattan, where you’re sure to discover some interesting sights and craziness along the way! 

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Fitness Biking: How to train for a competition?!

Training Program for Competition

Train at least a week before your competition! During this week you will prepare for your competition. Keep your goal in mind and continue your efforts until D-Day!

Training to be done during the week of preparation! (Train for about 100 miles)

  • Saturday: 120 min flat terrain (40 miles – Difficulty = Normal)
  • Sunday: Rest & Relax (Yoga or meditation)
  • Monday: 45 min steep terrain (20 miles – Difficulty = Hard)
  • Tuesday: Rest & Relax (Yoga or meditation)
  • Wednesday: 90 min flat terrain (30 miles – Difficulty = Hard)
  • Thursday: 30 min steep terrain (20 miles – Difficulty = Hard) / Rest & Relax (Yoga or meditation)
  • Friday: 30 min Intensive with several phases of acceleration throughout your session (20 miles – Difficulty = Hard) / Rest & Relax (Yoga or meditation) in the evening

During the week, sleep well, eat and drink a lot!

Remember that to be in shape during your training week but also for your competition you must make sure to feed yourself well and relax your mind. Diet and stress can play a big part in your success or failure.

Always eat fresh, carbohydrate snack, or high protein foods that also contain good minerals and vitamins. You can eat small portions throughout the day. During your training do not forget your bar and energy drinks.

Remember to always leave about 2 hours between your meals and exercises to have a good digestion and be in good shape on your bike.

Before the competition, stay focused and do not lose your goal! The mind also plays on your success! Stay positive and never give up!

After the race, think about feeding yourself and drinking a lot, stress and intense effort can make you lose more pounds.

  • Don’t forget also to read this article!

Fitness Biking: From beginner to expert!

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A bike for 2: Rent a Tandem with your Love

February is coming soon and we all know what this means? Yes, the love is in the air. The 14th of February, Valentine’s Day, is for some simply a horror story. Couples kissing everywhere and florists earn more money than usual all year around. But for many it is the perfect time with their love. And if you can’t decide what to do on this special day – we have the solution.

Rent a tandem with your love and Unlimited Biking!

Riding a tandem bike around the most famous park in Manhattan could be the most romantic thing to do in NYC. Unlimited Biking’s tandem bicycle equipment is always ready for your quiet escape for two around the interior of Manhattan and into the wilds of winding bike paths, learning a bit about each other as you ride.

If you have never ridden a tandem bike, our knowledgeable staff will show you how to do so and what to expect while you ride through Central Park. Words like Captain and Stoker will be explained and, though the first starts and stops might be rocky, you will soon be enjoying your time together doing something you both will come to love.

It’s teamwork and the perfect way to explore the beautiful Central Park together. An unique experience and a romantic way to enjoy the Valentine’s Day with your love.

Book your tandem here: https://www.unlimitedbiking.com/new-york/rentals/

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CENTRAL PARK BIKE TOUR!

In English: 

You want to discover Central Park but you don’t know how to do it? The park is too big it would take too long to see everything on foot! Moreover, you don’t know the right places to visit and you are afraid to get lost in this huge park!

The best solution is Unlimited Biking! Discover the park by bike with a tour guide! The visit lasts 2 hours and you can explore the best places in the park while learning more with your guide along the way. During your visit you will be able to admire these different world-famous places:

Book your guided bike tour of Central Park on our website: Click here!

The Mall and Literary Walk is the largest walkway and right-hand driveway in the park with its century-old trees. Just a quick note, the metal plates on the ground and on the benches cost $10k. This donation is then used for the renovation and proper maintenance of the park.

Bethesda Fountain and Terrace, the arcades under the terrace were under renovation for 14 years, the ceiling is completely renovated and inspired by the Alhambra in southern Spain in Andalusia. The angel in the centre of the fountain honours the water that falls from the sky and which at the time provided the city with water.

Cleopatra’s Needle, the 21m high Egyptian obelisk created under the reign of Thutmes 3, contains in its base documents of importance to the American people: Bible, amendments and a secret chest. The obelisk also has a twin in London.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum are located on the eastern side of the park, they are art museums known worldwide for their architecture and the artists they represent. A must visit! With Unlimited Biking you can lock your bikes and visit museums easily.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir is an old reservoir that used to provide the city with a water supply. It has not been in service since 1993.

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is a gift made by Sweden to New York City in 1877.

Strawberry Fields is a place created by the City of New York to honour John Lennon, a former member of the Beatles who died on December 8, 1980.

Sheep Meadow is a vast grassy area where New Yorkers come to sunbathe and picnic in summer! (PS: the view is sublime) A little information, this area used to be home to sheep!

If you want to know more about these places and visit the park for yourself, you are welcome to visit our New York shops.

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Some additional information about Central Park:

  • The park is totally artificial and was created on ancient swamps and rocks.
  • The park was created in 1857 by Olmsted and Vaux, great American landscape gardener.
  • The creation of the park took about 20 years with 200,000 workers day and night.
  • 500,000 trees were planted during its construction.
  • There are about 37 million visitors per year.
  • The park has 36 bridges.
  • 200 million dollars are invested each year and 25,000 employees work for the park.
  • Several films and series have been shot in the park: Avengers, Spider Man, Sex and the City, Gossip Girl, Vanilla Sky, Stuart Little, etc…

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En Français : 

Vous avez envie de découvrir Central Park mais vous ne savez pas comment faire ? Le parc est trop grand cela prendrait trop de temps à pied pour tout voir ! De plus vous ne connaissez pas les bons endroits à visiter et vous avez peur de vous perdre dans ce parc immense !

La meilleure solution est Unlimited Biking ! Découvrez le parc à vélo avec un guide touristique ! La visite dure 2h et vous pouvez explorer les meilleures endroits du parc tout en apprenant plus grâce à votre guide tout au long du chemin. Lors de votre visite vous pourrez admirer ces différents endroits mondialement connus:

Réservez votre visite guidée a vélo de Central Park sur notre site web : Cliquez-ici !

The Mall and Literary Walk c’est la plus grande promenade et allée droite du parc avec ses arbres centenaires. Petite information, les plaques en métal au sol et sur les bancs coûtent 10k$. Cette donation est ensuite utilisée pour la rénovation et le bon entretien du parc.

Bethesda Fountain and Terrace, les arcades sous la terrasse étaient en rénovation pendant 14 ans, le plafond est totalement rénové et s’inspire de l’Alhambra dans le sud de l’Espagne en Andalousie. L’ange au centre de la fontaine honore l’eau qui tombe du ciel et qui à l’époque permettait d’approvisionner la ville en eau.

Cleopatra’s Needle, l’obélisque égyptien de 21m de haut créé sous le règne de Thoutmosis 3 renferme dans son socle des documents importants pour le peuple américain : Bible, amendements ainsi qu’un coffre secret. L’obélisque dispose par ailleurs d’une jumelle à Londres.

Le Metropolitan Museum of Art et le Guggenheim Museum se trouvent du côté Est du parc, ce sont des musée d’art mondialement connu notamment pour leurs architectures et les artistes qui y sont représentés. A visiter absolument ! Avec Unlimited Biking vous pouvez cadenasser vos vélos et aller visiter les musées facilement. 

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir est un ancien réservoir qui permettait à la ville autrefois d’être approvisionné en eau. Il n’est plus en service depuis 1993.

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre est un cadeau fait par la suède à la ville de New York en 1877.

Strawberry Fields est un endroit créé par la ville de New York en hommage à John Lennon ancien membre des Beatles mort le 8 décembre 1980.

Sheep Meadow est une vaste zone d’herbe où les new yorkais viennent bronzer, pique-niquer en été ! (PS : la vue est sublime) Petite information, cette zone abritait autrefois des moutons !

Si vous voulez en savoir plus sur ces endroits et visiter le parc par vous même vous êtes les bienvenus dans nos boutiques New-Yorkaises.

Réservez votre visite guidée a vélo de Central Park sur notre site web : Cliquez-ici !

Quelques informations supplémentaires par rapport à Central Park :

  • Le parc est totalement artificiel et fut crée sur d’ancien marécages et roches.
  • Création du parc en 1857 par Olmsted et Vaux, grand paysagiste américain.
  • La création du parc a mis environ 20 ans avec 200 000 travailleurs jours et nuit.
  • 500 000 arbres ont été plantés pendant sa construction.
  • Il y a environ 37 millions de visiteurs par an.
  • Le parc compte 36 ponts.
  • 200 millions de dollars sont investis chaque année et 25 000 employés travaille pour le parc.
  • Plusieurs films et séries ont été tournées dans le parc : Avengers, Spider Man, Sex and the City, Gossip Girl, Vanilla Sky, Stuart Little, etc…

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Thanksgiving in New York City

It’s time for Thanksgiving in New York. Every fourth Thursday of November all people come together and celebrate Thanksgiving with their loved ones. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, with a proclamation by George Washington after a request by Congress. Thomas Jefferson chose not to observe the holiday and its celebration was intermittent until the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, when Thanksgiving became a federal holiday in 1863, during the American Civil War. Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens,” to be celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. Together with Christmas and the New Year, Thanksgiving is a part of the broader fall and winter holiday season in the U.S.

And when it’s Thanksgiving it also means that everybody is freaking out about Macy’s Christmas Parade. This year is the 92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 22, 2018. It starts at 9am and ends at 12 noon. The parade is one of America’s favorite holiday events and a New York City tradition since 1924. The Parade combines a huge collection of performers, participants, and of course, the famous big balloons that are the signature of this event in New York City. Past years have seen around 3.5 million in attendance to see the more than 1,500 dancers and cheerleaders, 1,000s of clowns and 30+ parade floats, a dozen marching bands, and nearly 8000 participants in all.

Santa comes to town as the finale of the parade and now its time to spread holiday cheer, spread good tidings and be merry. During this season in the city there is so much to see and do. Lights twinkle and sparkle in the distance, snowflakes fall from the sky, horses travel about with carriages in tow, and everything is a magical holiday wonderland.

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Central Park Picnic!

Let’s be honest. The Central Park is the perfect spot for a picnic in the beautiful nature. You can watch the different animals playing around, the insane beautiful landscape, the numerous skyscrapers and you also have the unique Central Park atmosphere. And that’s exactly why Unlimited Biking offers a combination of biking and picnic. PERFECT!

First you can explore the whole Park with your Cannondale bike. It’s the perfect way to take a photo journey through Central Park and its sights. And after that a delicious picnic is waiting for you and your loved ones. The ever-wonderful Central Park Picnic is a perfect addition to any adventure, with the beautiful spreads that are an Instagrammer’s dream! Starting with our Central Park Picnic boxes and available for customization with a full spread. Mangia, a farm-to-table eatery serving rustic Italian fare, freshly prepares each of our picnic boxes.

It’s a fun way to picnic in style like a New Yorker! So what are you waiting for? Book your bike and picnic here: https://centralparksightseeing.com/category-tours/picnics-and-dining/

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Improve your bike safety! Ride with Unlimited Biking!?

Cycling remains a dangerous sport if you do not take the necessary safety measures. Several kilometres of bicycle paths have been built to improve cyclists safety in major cities and in the countryside. However, there are not always cycle paths. And cyclists are not always well equipped. That is why all cyclists must be equipped in the best possible way to be able to ride without fear of an accident.

Good equipment is still essential:

  1. Wear a helmet as soon as you ride your bike! In the event of a fall, the helmet can save your life! The skull is very sensitive and can be damaged in an accident or a fall. The skull must therefore be more than just protected.
  2. Ride with your bike lock and lock your bike in a fixed place. (attach the bike lock to the frame).
  3. Avoid carrying a bag on your back while cycling. The backpack can destabilize you and make you fall. It is therefore important to have a small bicycle bag or basket directly attached to your bike.
  4. Equip your bike with a bell or an alert system to warn other vehicles or pedestrians.
  5. Check that the bike is well equipped with lights and/or reflectors when you are cycling at night. Always be visible!
  6. Choose a superior quality bike! Check tires, brakes, bicycle chain, gears and suspensions. Check that the mechanics of your bike are in good condition.

It is very important to ensure that all this equipment is working properly before starting to drive.

Some bicycle safety rules to be respected:

  • Respect signs and traffic lights,
  • Give way to pedestrians, vehicles and other cyclists at an intersection,
  • Do not drive on the highway,
  • Do not drive with headphones or a phone in your hand,
  • Stay in control of your vehicle,
  • Do not drive between two rows of moving vehicles,
  • Use the bicycle paths,
  • Keep a certain distance from other vehicles, especially in rainy weather,
  • Signal your intention to change lanes and only do so when the manoeuvre is possible,
  • Always be visible to cyclists, motorists and especially bus and truck drivers,
  • Brake gradually and not suddenly to avoid a collision,

Always keep in mind:

  • Be careful and careful, regardless of weather conditions. Be careful with vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians, animals, etc….
  • Feel free to look behind you and look to the sides before changing lanes,
  • Be predictable and try to anticipate the next actions of other vehicles,
  • Be as visible as possible,
  • Do not drive on sidewalks,
  • Do not drive near parked cars and sidewalks,
  • Take breaks during your travels,
  • Drink a lot of water when you do an intense sporting activity,
  • Make sure you are covered by your insurance,
  • Be courteous and kind,
  • Always have an emergency number and the police number with you at all times.
  • Stay focused and obey the traffic regulations.

En Français :

Améliorer votre sécurité à vélo !

Le vélo reste un sport dangereux si vous ne prenez pas les mesures de sécurité nécessaires. Plusieurs kilomètres de pistes cyclables ont été aménagées pour améliorer la sécurité des cyclistes dans les grandes villes ainsi qu’à la campagne. Cependant il n’y a pas toujours de pistes cyclables. Et les cyclistes ne sont pas toujours bien équipé. C’est pour cela que tous les cyclistes doivent être équipés de la meilleure façon possible pour pouvoir rouler sans craindre un accident.

Avoir un bon équipement reste indispensable:

  1. Portez un casque dès que vous êtes à vélo ! Lors d’une chute le casque peut vous sauver la vie ! Le crâne est très sensible et peut être endommagé lors d’un accident ou d’une chute. Le crâne doit donc être plus que protéger.
  2. Roulez avec votre cadenas et verrouillez votre vélo a un endroit fixe. (fixer le cadenas au niveau du cadre).
  3. Évitez de porter un sac sur votre dos pendant que vous êtes à vélo. Le sac à dos peut vous déstabiliser et vous faire chuter. Il est donc important d’avoir un petit sac à vélo ou un panier directement accroché sur votre vélo.
  4. Équipez votre vélo d’une sonnette ou d’un système d’alerte pour prévenir les autres véhicules ou piétons.
  5. Vérifiez que le vélo est bien équipé de lumières et ou de réflecteurs lorsque vous êtes à vélo la nuit. Soyez toujours visibles !
  6. Choisissez un vélo de qualité supérieure ! Vérifiez les pneus, freins, la chaîne du vélo, les engrenages et les suspensions. Vérifiez que la mécanique de votre vélo est en bonne état. Il est très important de s’assurer que tout cet équipement fonctionne correctement avant de commencer à rouler.

Quelques règles de sécurité à vélo à bien respecter :

  • Respectez les panneaux et les feux de signalisation,
  • Cédez le passage aux piétons, véhicules et autres cyclistes à une intersection,
  • Ne pas conduire sur l’autoroute,
  • Ne pas conduire avec des écouteurs ou avec un téléphone à la main,
  • Restez maître de votre véhicule,
  • Ne pas conduire entre deux rangées de véhicules en mouvement,
  • Utilisez les pistes cyclables,
  • Tenez-vous à une certaine distance des autres véhicules, surtout par temps de pluie,
  • Signalez votre intention de changer de voie et ne le faites que lorsque la manœuvre est possible,
  • Restez toujours visible à l’œil des cyclistes, automobilistes et surtout des conducteurs d’autobus et de camions,
  • Freinez progressivement et non pas brusquement pour éviter une collision,

Toujours garder à l’esprit :

  • Être prudent et faire attention, quelles que soit les conditions météorologiques. Faire attention aux véhicules, cyclistes, piétons, animaux, etc…
  • N’hésitez pas à regarder derrière vous et à regarder sur les côtés avant de changer de voie,
  • Soyez prévisible et essayez d’anticiper les prochaines actions des autres véhicules,
  • Être le plus visible possible,
  • Ne pas conduire sur les trottoirs,
  • Ne pas conduire à proximité des voitures garées et du trottoir,
  • Faire des pauses pendant vos trajets,
  • Hydratez vous bien lorsque vous faites une activités sportive intense,
  • Assurez vous d’être couvert par votre assurance,
  • Soyez courtois et aimable,
  • Ayez toujours un numéro d’urgence et le numéro de la police avec vous en tout temps.
  • Restez concentré et respectez le code de la route.

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