We can't start anything else until we drill this one first: Safety.
Safety comes first!
Outside the realm of professional cyclists, most accidents are avoidable. And avoiding accidents takes simply being attentive to what you are doing, where you are, and exercising common sense.
Check these items first:
- Know your bicycle and its safe limits, then stay in control, within.
- Know the surroundings. Do not operate in darkness
- Do not operate on motorways (we are Townie Trails folks) , or in adverse weather or visibility conditions
- Wear your helmet
And ride with sense, there is so much to see and do!