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Bike Savvy Tips

It's important to not only know the rules of the road before you head out on a bike, but also to know how to ride safely while sharing the road with drivers, other bikers and pedestrians.  We teamed up with BikeArlington to bring you a series of savvy biking tips to ensure you know how to ride both smart and safe as you make your way around DC by bike!

Do the right thing: Follow all traffic laws.

Follow the leader: Ride in single file; except when passing.

Go with the flow: Ride in the same direction as traffic.

Play it safe: Be careful at intersections; look out for turning vehicles.

Send a signal: Use hand signals to indicate your intentions.

Shed some light: Use lights when you're riding at night or in low visibility conditions.

Use protection: When worn correctly, helmets protect your noggin'.

Use your judgment: Ride on sidewalks only when necessary. Riding on the sidewalk is illegal in downtown Washington, DC.

Don't be dodgy: Ride in a straight line; do not dodge between parked cars.