When it Comes to Biking Safety, Be Sure You Know the Basics

With warm weather renewing interest in outdoor activities, many bike enthusiasts have grabbed life by the handle bars and returned to their favorite bike paths or road routes.

Bicycling is a great outdoor sport that builds muscle tone and strength and provides a solid cardiovascular workout. To maximize each cycling adventure and protect your safety, however, you should be sure your bike is in proper working order and you have the right gear on hand for a safe ride.

Liz Vermeersch, office assistant for Memorial SportsCare and an avid cycler for more than 20 years, shares some safety tips in the video below.

Learn more about bicycling this Saturday, May 5, during “Cycling 101,” part of a part of a four-part “Be Fit for Spring” series, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA/Memorial SportsCare building at 4450 W. Iles Ave. Bring in your bike for a professional diagnostic evaluation. For additional information on this free event, visit the SportsCare website.