RIDING AT NIGHT
-Outfit your bike with front reflectors and a light.
-Outfit your bike with rear reflectors and tail light (sometimes referred to as a “blinky”).
-Place reflectors on your pedals and side rims or wheels.
-Wear high visibility clothing to make yourself more visible to drivers. (Remember, you may not be very visible – even with the above elements. Please be cautious.)
RIDING IN THE RAIN
-Add fenders to your wheels! They are fairly inexpensive, and they will go a long way in preventing your wheels from spurting a steady stream of water at your ankles and up your back.
-This may seem obvious, but wear a raincoat, rain cape or rain poncho. However, be sure that it is not something that is so long that it will get caught in your spokes.
-Consider wearing rainproof cycling clothing or at the very least, clothing that will dry fairly quickly.
-Wear gloves to keep your hands warm and dry.
-You may want to wear sports glasses, goggles or a helmet with a visor to prevent water from hitting your eyes.
-Ride more slowly and allow for longer breaking times.
-Be careful when you are on paint. When wet – paint often becomes slippery. One false move and you can go down very quickly.
-Use your breaks periodically to clean water from braking surfaces.