7 Smart Biking Tips That Will Keep You Safe

Close up image of BCycle front wheels The Denver Federal Center B-cycle bike sharing program has more than 800 members and transitioned from a seasonal to year-round service in October 2014.  Bikes are available for official government business 7 days per week, 365 days a year.  This program is one of the tenant amenities offered by GSA and is a great way to contribute to a more sustainable community. The program provides carbon-free connectivity between campus buildings, makes accessing the RTD transit station easier and promotes physical activity.  Riding a bike is fun and along with the right to cycle, comes some responsibilities.

Riding a B-cycle at the DFC is no different than riding your bike around town.  Here are some smart tips to keep you and others safe while riding:

  • Bike on the road in the same direction as traffic.  Even though they lack a motor, bicycles are considered road vehicles just like cars and trucks.
  • Stop at stop signs and obey other traffic signs (i.e., one-way street, yield, etc.), just like you would in a car.
  • Stay on the right side of the lane and do not ride your on sidewalks.
  • Bikes are intended for use by one person at a time.
  • Always keep at least one hand on the handlebars, but preferably two.
  • Wear a helmet and avoid using headphones.
  • Use hand signals as they tell motorists and pedestrians what you intend to do.

Have fun!  Biking is all about enjoying the great outdoors, so don't forget to smile while you signal. Details about the program can be found online at dfc.bcycle.com.

Last Reviewed 2016-01-28