Bike Safety

As summer heats up, bike riding is a great way to enjoy the sun and stay active.

But before strapping on those helmets, bikers should remember a few basic tips.

Stay visible by wearing brightly colored clothing, and if you enjoy night riding, use some form of a bike light.

Obey all traffic laws and lights; the road rules apply to you too.

Stay hydrated by drinking fluids before and during the ride.

Try and pump your tires before every ride and make sure you are wearing protective head and eye gear.

Through September 1, the Naperville Police Department will be out at different intersections rewarding bicyclists who demonstrate safe bike procedures with a coupon for a free McDonald’s ice cream cone.

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