Bicycling For Recreation or Transportation
Biking can provide opportunities for fitness, recreation and transportation. Before you get started in a biking routine, consider the following. You can see more about Bicycling in Minneapolis on the City’s website on biking.
- Check the condition of your bicycle to ensure it is in good working order.
- Wear a helmet.
- Get a lock for your bicycle.
- Record the make, model, and especially the serial number of your bicycle. Keep this information in a safe place; it essential to recovering your bike if stolen.
- Remember when you are out there that you are sharing the road with lots of motor vehicles, and need to obey the same traffic laws. This includes riding on the right with traffic, obeying stop signs and signals, and yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks.
- Take a cell phone.
- Bring water to drink.
- Dress appropriately; loose pants should be cuffed for safety.
- Bring along a basic bike repair kit and a bicycle pump. Kits usually are compact and fit in your bike bag. Bicycle pumps also come in compact sizes and come in handy to fill your tires for the optimum commute.
- There are options for City employees to rent lockers with shower access in the downtown area.
- more at the City's Bicycling website.
Last updated Apr. 18, 2012