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Basic Rules for Bike Safety

There are some basic rules for bike safety. Obey signs and signals, communicate, be visible, and be alert! Also, wear a helmet!

Obey Traffic Signals and Signs

As a vehicle, bicycles must obey all the Rules of the Road. Cyclists have the same privileges and duties as other traffic. Not obeying signs and signals can put you in danger.



Signal all turns and stops ahead of time, check over your shoulder, then make your intended move only when it is safe to do so.


Be Visible

Outfit your bicycle with a headlight, rear light, and reflectors.


Be Alert

Watch for cars and establish eye contact with motorists to confirm that you are seen. Many motorists underestimate the speed of bicyclists, or don't see them at all, both of which can result in accidents... Do your best to see and be seen!


Wear a Helmet

While it is not required by law, it is recommended that you always wear a helmet. Protect your head; it’s an important part of the body.

Report a Problem

Report Problems Like:

  • Potholes/Sinkholes
  • Ice on paths or trails
  • Debris on the street

Denver 311 Help Center

Call 3-1-1
Outside Denver: Call 720-913-1311
Emergencies: 911
TTY Service: 720-913-8479