Cycling and pedestrian activities are rewarding and healthy, but are not without significant safety risks. Knowing the risks and safety measures associated with your chosen activity is the best way to prevent accidents and thus injuries or even death. It is important that ALL members of the community familiarize themselves with the rules and courtesies that make cycling, hiking, running, and walking a safe and enjoyable activity in our region.
Below are links to websites and publications that address safety issues associated with cycling and pedestrian activities. Young or old, novice or experienced, a review of this information will benefit everyone who leads an active lifestyle in the River Valley region.
This Georgia Bike Sense serves as a guide to help both motorists and cyclists safely share the road and to help cyclists of all ages and skill levels better understand how to ride safely and legally on trails and roads in Georgia.
Read up on Georgia law on bicycles along with updates and recent legislation. Tips and tools for bicyclists and informational links about bicycle and pedestrian safety.
The Bicyclist Pocket Guide is produced and published by Georgia Bikes, Inc., a nonprofit organization promoting bicycling and working to improve bicycling conditions throughout Georgia.
How to properly wear a bike helmet.
1. Basic First Aid Kit
3. Plenty of Water (**1 gallon= about 8 lbs of carry weight)
4. Toilet Paper
7. Hiking Maps (if necessary)