When passing a bicycle rider, do so at a safe distance – 1 metre from the bicycle where the speed limit is 60km/h or less or 1 1/2 metres from the bicycle where the speed limit is greater than 60km/h. Also, it is perfectly acceptable for a motorist to cross the line when it is […]
The following cycling tips will help make your cycling safe and enjoyable. Ensure your bicycle is in good working order. Wear a bicycle helmet which is CSA approved. Ensure you are highly visible on the road. Consider helmet, clothing, footwear, front and rear lighting. Know and follow the rules of the road. Ride on the […]
Basic hand signals are an important communication tool for cyclists. They increase safety by indicating to drivers and other road users what you intend to do. Cyclists use hand signals to indicate turns, stopping, or slowing down and road hazards. Left turn: Extend your left arm away from your body to shoulder height pointing straight […]
Being visible on a bicycle improves the level of safety for cyclists. Make sure you are visible day and night. Fluorescent colours work best because the sun’s ultraviolet rays make them appear to glow. Choose a high-visibility road bike helmet. Some have the option to attach a rear-blinking red light. Wear a high visibility jacket […]
Layering your clothing can keep your core body temperature consistent as you cycle in changing temperatures. Being too warm can be just as bad as being too cold because your body wastes energy trying to regulate itself. A base layer is a next-to-skin layer made from a breathable material that removes moisture from your body. […]
Appropriate cycling clothing can make your ride more enjoyable and comfortable. Fitted shirts made from breathable materials such as nylon or polyester help to wick away moisture. A rear pocket can be useful to carry snacks or extra clothing. A fitted jacket that is breathable, windproof, and helps protect you against the rain should be […]
The Avalon Mountain Bike Association (AMBA) has partnered with Quidi Vidi Brewery on a new small batch beer called Oceanside, a black currant, blackberry and black cherry sour! To celebrate the launch of Oceanside on September 14, they’re holding a virtual outdoor activity challenge. Starting September 21 and running until the 27th, all you have […]
Bicycle Newfoundland and Labrador believes that active transportation is an important component in the future health, economic, and environmental well-being of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians and that a national active transportation strategy would be of immense benefit to the residents of the province. See the full letter of support below.