A bicycle is the best and most cost effective way for you to get around. There are many sports or bicycle stores that sell used bicycles. You can also check the local paper or online classified ads to find bicycles for sale in your area. Make sure that you purchase a bicycle helmet as well.
Motorists in some parts of the U.S. are not accustomed to sharing the road with bicycles, so it is very important that you are cautious and alert when riding a bicycle. Bicyclists are considered vehicle operators and are required to follow and obey traffic laws. Following these tips will help to make sure that your experience is a safe one:
- Wear a bicycle helmet
- Wear bright clothing
- Install reflectors and lights on the front and back of the bicycle, and always use lights at night
- Ride in the same direction as traffic
- Bike on the road where cars will see you, not on sidewalks
- Use hand signals so others can anticipate your actions