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Ridgefield Bicycle Company, 88 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT, Bicycles for every rider in your family

88 DANBURY ROAD - RIDGEFIELD, CT 06877 - 203-438-0489, EMAIL US
HOURS: TUE, WED, FRI 10-6 THURS 10-7, SAT 9-5, SUN 11-4 MON CLOSED

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How To Ride In Bike Lanes

1. Safety considerations 

  • Bikes are not required to travel in bike lanes when preparing for turns  
  • Never ride within three feet of parked cars; beware of the door zone  
  • Avoid bike lanes that you think are poorly designed or unsafe; alert your local government 

    2. Intersections  
  • Avoid riding in lanes that position you on the right side of a right-turn lane  
  • Bike lanes should stop before an intersection to allow for bikes to make left turns  
  • Always signal as you move out of a bike lane into another traffic lane 

    3. Debris  
  • Report obstructions and poor maintenance to your local government  
  • Avoid riding immediately adjacent to curbs where trash collects  
  • If debris forces you out of the bike lane, signal your move out into traffic 

    4. Parked cars  
  • Never ride within three feet of parked cars  
  • Watch for brake lights, front wheels, signals and driver movements  
  • Position yourself in the field of vision of a motorist pulling out of a parking space 

    5. Right turns  
  • Avoid riding in lanes that position you on the right side of a right-turning motorist  
  • Move out of the right-turn lane if you're not turning right  
  • Ride in the rightmost lane that goes in the direction that you are traveling

    6. Left turns  
  • Move out of the bike lane well in advance of the intersection; signal every move  
  • Position yourself in the rightmost left-turning lane  
  • Reposition yourself after executing the turn; remain clear of parked cars

    Tip courtesy of the League of American Bicyclists (bikeleague.org).
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    Ridgefield Bicycle Company
    88 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877 (Map)
    Phone: 203.438.0489 | Email

    Open: Tue-Wed 10-6, Thurs 10-7, Fri 10-6 Sat 9-5, Sun 11-4

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