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 BIKE TO WORK FROM YOUR SAN DIEGO HOME?

Save Gas….Go Green….Get Energized on your Bike Ride to Work!!!

With the significant increases in gas prices, many people are considering alternative options  to getting to work everyday. The first consideration is the distance from home to work; and the second, is the availability of bike paths between your home and your business. If both of these are good, here are 8 tips to make the ride a productive pleasure.

TIPS TO BIKING TO WORK:

Bike to Work, Save Gas!

1. Check to be sure there is sufficient air in the tires, the brakes are working, the chain is in place, the signal bell is ready and a soft seat has been properly installed.

2. Wear a helmet, appropriate gloves and a lightweight jacket.

3. Review the biking route for road quality, maintenance projects and bike lanes.

4. Keep your hands on the handlebars with thumbs wrapped around the bar to help maintain control in unexpected road changes.

5.Check traffic behind often either by looking over your shoulder or using side and/or helmet mirrors.

6. Use appropriate hand signals to let motorists know when you intend to change lanes, turn or otherwise make a move.

7. Drive at a steady pace watching for potholes and other changes in the road.

8. Be sure there is a facility in your workplace where you can freshen up and change clothes.

 FINALLY, enjoy the sense of well being which comes through getting regular exercise butalso by making a positive impact on the environment . So brush off your bike and go riding!

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