The Bainbridge Island Police Department will give a free bicycle helmet to anyone in need. Just stop by the department during regular business hours and ask.
Be alert and always keep your eyes and ears open. Constantly look ahead and around you for traffic and other potential hazards. Shout or honk to alert a potential hazard of your location.
Be predictable and ride in a straight line, avoid swerving or sudden turns or movements, and always use hand signals when turning.
Be safe and always wear a bike helmet. Avoid racing, doing tricks, carrying extra passengers, or oversize packages while riding your bicycle on public roadways. Never wear audio headphones while riding.
Be visible and be sure to have reflectors and reflective equipment on your bicycle, have lights on your bicycle when riding at night and always wear bright colors.
Keep your children safe and do not allow your children to ride at night for their own safety. Most drivers do not see riders until it is too late.
Obey all traffic signs and signals. Bicyclists must follow the same rules of the road motorists do.
Ride with traffic and always ride single file on the right side of the road with the flow of traffic.