The inevitable turn of the seasons brings a whole host of hazards for people commuting by bicycle to work and school. The turn of foliage into autumn’s gentle hues also means leaves will soon start piling up in the bike lane, sticking to rainy streets and generally making a nuisance out of themselves.
Add this hazard to oily streets, rainy conditions, and darker times during the commute, and you’ve got quite the gauntlet to run on the way to and from your destination. While some of this can’t be avoided, there are a few things you can do to increase safety during your ride.
Here are the top five tips for attacking fall with both wheels flying:
- Be aware – Increased road hazards — from water, leaves, and dropped branches, coupled with lower visibility due to shortened days, means you need to ride with full attention. Keep an eye out for potential hazards and take steps to avoid them.
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