It get's easier, we promise. Don't worry; you are ready now. Let's ride.
First, you'll need a bike. Here's some great advice on selecting a bike. You can also stop by our community workshop during open hours and see what we have in stock.
You'll also need some essential accessories: a lock (see our advice on locks here), a set of front and rear lights, and a helmet.
Non-essential accessories that could make your ride easier include a bag of some sort to stow your air pump, multi-tool, cellphone, cash, etc., and a waterbottle and waterbottle holder.
Selecting Your Route
Our map is coming soon! In the meantime, here are a few great tools for selecting a route:
Bicycle Rules of the Road
Bicyclists are required to follow the same road rules as cars. This is important for your personal safety. A major concern many bike commuters have is the potential dangers of riding in traffic. Cyclists who learn and obey the rules of the road have 80% fewer collisions than those who do not. Here are essential safety tips:
Find Out More
A complete list of New York State Vehicle and Traffic Laws as it pertains to bicyclists can be found by visiting the Governor Traffic Safety Committee’s website.
The best way to learn how to ride safely and gain confidence is to learn from other's! Check out our event calendar for group rides and events.