How To Bike in a Busy City
Watch more Bike Riding Tips videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/93-Bike-Riding-Tips Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn to bike in a busy city with these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Study a map Study a map of your city before making your trip to become better acquainted with your surroundings and to map up your route. Step 2: Monitor your bike's condition Keep your bike in good condition and always check vital parts like brakes, the seat adjuster, gears shifters, gears, and the chain before going on your ride. Tip Always wear a good helmet when biking in the city. Step 3: Follow traffic regulations Follow the traffic rules in a city just as you would in any other vehicle to avoid endangering yourself and others. Step 4: Use hand signals Use hand signals to let other drivers know what you're doing ahead of time. The clearest way to signal a turn is to simply point your arm in the direction you are going to go. Tip Make eye contact with other drivers at intersections to make sure they see you and your signal. Step 5: Be alert Be alert and look out for things like car doors, pedestrians, other bikers, moving vehicles, and road hazards. Always keep both hands ready to brake. Step 6: Lock your bike Lock your bike once you've reached your destination no matter how long you plan on being away from it. Did You Know? Bicycle commuters annually save an average of $1,825 in auto-related costs, conserve 145 gallons of gasoline, and avoid 50 hours of gridlock traffic.