Bicycle Safety

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 09:11

Bicycling in and around Pullman can be a lot of fun and a great way to get around, but it is very important to remember some basic safety tips and rules of the road when riding:

When riding your bicycle in Pullman, please remember to follow the rules of the road.  Bicycles are considered vehicles in the State of Washington, and therefore riders are expected to act and obey the laws as a motorist.  When riding on the roadway remember the following:

Although it is usually recommended that you ride in the street, there will often be times when riding on sidewalks and pathways will be not only more convenient and pleasurable, but safer as well.  A general rule of thumb for children is if they are less than 10 years old, they are usually better off riding on the sidewalk.  When riding on sidewalks and pathways, remember the following:

For more information on bicycle safety, you can contact the Pullman Police Department, one of your local bicycle shops, or go to any one of the several web sites available that provide bicycle safety information, including: