We all know how to ride a bike. The problem is there’s more to riding a bike than most of us know. This article for novice riders suggests a number of important tips for riding safely with traffic. Significantly, the article points out that the most dangerous place to ride is not the streets with cars but those bike paths beginners usually stick to.–Corrie
Exercise care when bicycling in traffic
Biking in traffic is not as treacherous as it might seem. Cyclists rarely get mowed down by motorists from behind — a common fear — and in fact, most accidents do not involve motor vehicles at all.
The more common threats are often found where you might least anticipate them: on car-free paths filled with distracted pedestrians, dog walkers, in-line skaters and cyclists with varying skill levels.