Riding Tips

Metro DC is a great place to explore by bike. Whether you’re an experienced rider or new to cycling, these are the bike laws to follow and some riding tips to help you be more comfortable and confident.

Plan a Comfortable Route

Rule 1

Do a Pre-Ride Check

Learn more about our bikes

Rule 2

Wear a Helmet

Save on a helmet

Rule 3

Obey Traffic Laws

Rule 6

Ride With Traffic

Rule 7

Go Slow on Sidewalks

Rule 5

Yield to Pedestrians

Rule 4

Use Hand Signals

Rule 8

Never Ride Distracted

Rule 9

Want to Learn More About Safe Riding?

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) offers free classes to teach cycling and safety skills for riders of all abilities.

Find a Class