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The Guide to biking in the city.

A cycling transformation is happening all across Europe, accelerating in the wake of covid-19. In some places bikes are even selling out completely.

Cycling is a climate friendly, affordable, and healthy alternative to society’s obsession with a private car. It is is where the GreenDeal and a fair, just transition come together. There is so much cycling potential we can tap into across Europe. Cycling brings money and jobs too: already, more than 200 billion euros in the European economy come from cycling.


Know Your State’s Laws
Do you need to wear a helmet in your state? Are you allowed to ride on sidewalks? Is it legally safe to pass a car on the left side when you’re on a bike? Like driving, every state has a different set of laws for cyclists, so it’s worth brushing up on the basics.

Assume Every Driver Doesn’t See You (and Other Tips for Not Dying)
Like anything, cycling safety is all about being aware of the world around you.
Don't wear headphones
Put lights on your bike
Treat the bike lane like a lane, not a safe zone
Practice on side streets
Use Google Maps

Keep a Basic Repair Kit with You At All Times (and Know How to Use It)
If you’re going to ride further than you’re willing to walk your bike back home, you want a repair kit. This typically just includes a patch kit for repairing tires, but a good one includes more than that.

Maintain Your Bike
Before you hit the road, you should always give your bike a quick ten-point safety check to make sure you don’t go barreling into traffic because of a busted set of brakes.

Lock Up Your Bike Correctly
Bikes get stolen all the time. It’s just one of those things that’s bound to happen. If you’re going to commute around, hit up restaurants, and basically use your bike like a car, then you really need to lock your bike up correctly.