Safety Rules and Tips for All Riders


  • HELMETS are mandatory!

  • Ride in single file. Bicyclists are never allowedin-line2 to impede traffic. There may be times where bicycles may travel 2 abreast when traffic is not impeded. It is a traffic violation to ride more than 2 abreast.


  • The use of headphones and/or loud speakers is NOT permitted.
  • Follow the same traffic rules you would if you were driving a car.
  • Be mindful of other cyclists.
  • Do not follow too closely behind other bicycles.





  • Let other riders, and motorists, know what you are doing.


  • Pass only on the left, and call out “On your left!” when passing.                                                                                                         pass-on-left


  • Use hand signals when turning or when stopping.



  • Check for any approaching vehicles before changing lanes.
  • Every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway as practicable, exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction.


 For additional Safety information, see:

AAA’s Guide to a Safe Bike Ride
New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Law
New Jersey Bicycling Manual
Bicycle Street Smarts
Biking For Kids




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New Jersey.com

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Paramus Patch