Obey all traffic signs and signals.
Ride with traffic.
Always look left, right and left again, before proceeding into the intersection.
Ride slowly in wet weather and apply your brakes earlier – it takes more distance to stop.
Always signal your intentions and be courteous to pedestrians and other vehicle operators.
Wear a helmet, it could save your life. New Jersey law states that bike riders under the age of 17 must wear a properly fitted and fastened helmet
Wear bright, visible and reflectorized clothing.
Make sure your bike has a horn as well as front and rear lights.
Make sure your tires are properly inflated.
Check to see if all parts are secured and working well.
The handlebars should be firmly in place and turn easily.
Your wheels must be straight and secure, and your bike seat properly adjusted.
Always check the brakes before riding.
At night , New Jersey law requires bicycles to be equipped with rear and pedal reflectors. In addition, the bike should have side reflectors or reflective tire sidewalls.
If you’re planning to ride at night, you must also have a white light installed in front.