Where is it safe to ride my bike?

You need to check with your mom or dad about:

  • Where you’re allowed to ride your bike.
  • How far you’re allowed to go.
  • Whether you should ride on the sidewalk or in the street. Kids younger than 10 years should ride on the sidewalk and avoid the street.
  • Common things that can get in the way like rocks, children or pets, and big puddles.

No matter where you ride, daytime riding is the safest. So try to avoid riding your bike once it starts getting dark.

And always keep an eye out for cars and trucks. Even if you’re just riding on the sidewalk, a car may pull out of its driveway into the path of your bike. When you cross a busy road, walk your bike across the street.