Summer may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you need to hang up your helmet just yet. With cooler temperatures and beautiful scenery to explore, there’s no shortage of opportunities to take your bike out for one more adventure this fall. Whether you’re commuting to work or enjoying autumn’s vibrant colors out on the trails, here are three essential tips to help you stay safe while you make the most out of these last few weeks of riding weather.
Watch Out For Leaves
Falling autumn leaves may be nice to look at, but they can be extremely dangerous for bike riders. Piles of wet leaves can be slippery, and you never know what kinds of hazards may be hidden underneath them. Stay safe by avoiding riding through leaves whenever possible.
Light Up the Night
As the days start getting shorter and the nights get longer, commuting home in the evening can become dangerous. Plus, autumn’s rainy weather can make bicyclists even harder to see. Having a bright light on your helmet and your bike can help make sure that everyone knows that you’re there.
Cold weather can reduce tire pressure, so don’t forget to check your wheels before you head out. While you’re at it, you can give your bike a D.I.Y tune-up with our simple guide.
Looking to stay safe on the roads this fall? Pick up one of our safe and stylish bike helmets. Don’t forget a liner for those colder days.