Ferguson Township Police cancel this year's Bike Rodeo

Date: April 5, 2018

Ferguson Township Police regret having to cancel this year's Bike Rodeo scheduled for
Saturday, May 19. Please stay tuned for news about future bike safety events.

Bike Safety Rules

First, wear a helmet. That’s the law in Pennsylvania for bicyclists and skateboarders under age 12.

Make sure your helmet and bike are safe. Materials in a helmet start to wear down after two or three years, and if it’s been dropped, it may no longer protect you. The life of a helmet is no more than five years. Inspect your gears and brakes annually. Adjust your seat properly so that your handlebars are at the same height as your seat. There should be a slight bend at the knees when you’re pedaling.

Obey all traffic laws. Stop at stop signs and obey traffic signals. Learn the proper hand signals to communicate. Yield as required.

Make sure you can be seen. When you’re passing parked cars, be aware they may be pulling out. If you’re riding in an area where a car driver may be waiting to turn on red or at a right-turn signal, that driver may not see you coming if you suddenly appear from behind cars that may be obscuring his view. Wear bright colors — ideally a reflector vest. On your bike—wear reflectors, blinking red lights during the day, a flashlight at night.

Enjoy our shared use paths. Our paths are designed to give bicyclists a safe place to ride and commute, while sharing them with walkers and runners. When paths are available, please use them and leave the roadways to the cars.

JustDrivePA provides a bicycle driver's safety test that advises kids their bike is “not a toy,” but essentially their first “car.” All traffic laws apply as though they are driving a motor vehicle.