|The following is an excerpt taken from the article, “Bike Safety.” For more information please visit www.kidshealth.org.|
Riding a bike that is the right size for you also help keeps you safe.
- When you are on your bicycle, stand straddling the top bar of your bike so that both feet are flat on the ground.
- There should be 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.6 centimeters) of space between you and the top bar.
Here’s a safety checklist your mom or dad can help you do:
|□||Make sure your seat, handlebars, and wheels fit tightly.|
|□||Check and oil your chain regularly.|
|□||Check your brakes to be sure they work well and aren’t sticking.|
|□||Check your tires to make sure they have enough air and the right amount of tire pressure.|