The One Thing Cycling Parents Should Consider Doing

Child riding in high-visibility vest.

There is one thing parents who ride with their children should consider doing: creating high visibility. Well, anyone really…

High visibility means to wear bright day-glo colors to make sure that other cyclists, pedestrians and drivers can see their little ones. So, perhaps a hi-viz yellow helmet cover, or a hi-viz safety vest from Ikea.

Why is that important, you ask.

Well, if others see smaller riders coming, they can be more informed about their next movements. For example, if I see a six-year-old a block or quarter-of-a-mile away, and I see he’s not able to fully ride in a straight line – totally age-appropriate by the way – then I know to slow down, allow more space and distance or just stop until he’s passed me.

There are simple ways to be highly visible: you can order a brightly colored helmet cover, riding jersey or jacket.

So please take this suggestion into consideration before your next ride.

City Bike Coach, LLC serves children and adults in NYC who want to LEARN. RIDE. BETTER.

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