This week’s Black New Yorker, Edward Rush, advises cycling as a way to get into shape. Bike riding can be a fun way to exercise if done safely. Here are some bike safety tips to consider when riding around the city.

– Always wear a helmet.

– Ride with traffic when on the street.

– Never ride on the sidewalk.

– Have reflectors on the back and the front of your bike.

– Obey all traffic laws.

– Use bike lanes when provided.

– Stay to the right when riding on the street with traffic.

– Signal with hands to let vehicles know you are turning.

– At night, have a white light on the front of your bike and a red light on the back.

– Use a bell to let other cyclists and pedestrians know you are coming.