Bike riding and skateboarding are a lot of fun (and healthy,) but accidents can happen. It is important to wear a helmet every time you ride. Make sure to be alert at all times by using your eyes and ears. There may be:
Bike Safety Tips
Cross only at intersections.
Look both ways before crossing.
Make sure you have the right size bike.
Obey traffic lights and street signs.
Wear bright reflective clothing.
Be Street Smart
Keep an eye out for things that can get in your way:
Ride on the right in the same direction as traffic - not against it. Hand signals can help drivers or other bikers know what your intentions are before you turn.
Whether you are riding a bike, skateboarding, or participating in another outdoor activity it is important to pay attention at all times.
Where to Ride
Bringing your child to a local park is a perfect place to ride. Some boardwalks in Cape May County allow bikers between certain times. Bike paths are always a great place to get outdoors and exercise. Find a bike path for you and your family to enjoy!
Make sure your helmet fits your head properly. The straps should always be fastened. It should be worn level and should cover your forehead.
What to Wear When Riding a Skateboard
Wear knee and elbow pads when you skateboard. It is also a good idea to wear wrist guards to avoid broken wrists.
Putting on shoes with smooth, gripping soles will keep you from sliding and tripping.
Wearing a helmet with the straps buckled will help prevent brain damage if you hit your head.