Cycling is a great way to get around. It’s an inexpensive form of transportation for adults and an excellent way to maintain physical activity.
As an adult cyclist, you are an important role model for children and teens. So be sure to follow the rules of the road and wear a bicycle helmet.
“The Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA) defines the bicycle as a vehicle that belongs on the road. Riding on the road means riding with other traffic. This is only safe when all traffic uses the same rules of the road.
When everyone follows the same rules, actions become more predictable. Drivers can anticipate your moves and plan accordingly. Likewise, you too can anticipate and deal safely with the actions of others.” (Ontario’s Guide to Safe Cycling – Ministry of Transportation of Ontario)
To find out how to properly fit your bike, required safety equipment, rules and regulations, riding in traffic, and safe handling skills, go to the following link at the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario website.