Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sierra Club Holds Bicycle Safety Program Feb 8

The Tampa Bay Sierra Club February Program is Wed Feb. 8 at 7 pm /6:30 social time

Program: Rules of the Road: Bike Smart/Drive Safely
Speakers: Karen Kress and Jason Jackman
Walk Wise/Bike Smart Campaign
Hilton Garden Inn
1700 E. Ninth Ave. (Ybor City) (813) 769-9267

Marcia Biggs says more bicycles are sharing the road with motor vehicles than ever before.

As a bicycle rider, do you know proper signaling when riding a bike on a roadway?

What about turning left at a major intersection or riding against traffic. What about helmets, riding on sidewalks or riding at night? Did you know you can be ticketed for riding a bicycle after sunset without a white light on the front visible from 500 feet? Or riding and wearing a headset? Or running a stop sign? As a motorist, do you know the rules when encountering bicycles? Even you can be ticketed for reckless driving if you come too close to a bicyclist.

This program will be of interest to both motorists and bicyclers with a refresher on Florida bicycle laws, practical tips and techniques for safe commuting in our city streets, tips for choosing a route, carrying gear, fitting your bike/helmet/appropriate attire. All attendees will receive free bike safety gear and a copy of the Florida Bicycle Law Enforcement Guide.

General meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 727-797-6261. Contact is Marcia Biggs. Chair, Tampa Bay Sierra Club

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