The Pedalshift Project 171: Bike Touring on Busy Roads

Sometimes our bike tours mean sharing the road with a lot of motorized vehicle traffic… on this episode, some tips and tricks on bike touring on busy roads.

The Pedalshift Project 171: Bike Touring on Busy Roads

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The Lab – Bike Touring on Busy Roads

  • Practice near home
  • Take a class at an LBS or bike club
  • Time your ride
  • Get a mirror
  • Be visible
  • The pool noodle trick
  • Be predictable – hand signals etc.
  • Don’t be afraid to take the lane (where legal) or get on a sidewalk (where legal)
  • Always remember – you belong on those roads just as much as motorized vehicles, but you’re way more vulnerable so take precautions and stay safe!

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