Riding in traffic, even slow traffic, is one of the scariest obstacles that many beginning riders have to overcome. Thinking of being hit by a car while on your bike is enough to discourage many from even attempting to ride their bicycle in the city.
When I first started riding, I had visions of myself and my snazzy blue bike pinned under a bus every time I went out on the road. I was constantly worried that I would get “doored,” a dog would run into my path, or I’d meet my death in some other horrible bike/car related way.
It took a while and a little perseverance, but I can finally ride the road comfortably and feeling safe and confident. Following are a few tips that helped me learn to ride with traffic, and others that I learned along the way.
1. Keep you bike in proper working order
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