Links to Smart Cycling Tips and Tricks
and Other Bike Related Articles

From The League of American Bicyclists Web Site
Smart Cycling Tips    Tip sheetscovering Maintenance, Commuting, Better riding, and more.
Watch a Video  A number of short videos to help you learn more about bikes and bicycling.  These can even be downloaded for use in your own presentations.

On Line Traffic Skills 101 - Prerequisite to take the on-bike portion of Traffic Skills 101.

Video topics from the Traffic Skills 101 course
Cyclist's Eye View: Driving Your Bicycle in Traffic, is a 20 min video used in the Smart Cycling / Traffic Skills 101 course.  It covers the essentials of riding safely, confidently, and comfortably on roads, in traffic.  If you are new to bicycling, this is a Must See.  If you are an old hand, it's a great safety review.   

The online version can be viewed in three parts:   
Part 1         Part 2        Part 3


Joint NHTSA / LAB Bicycle Safety Tips for Adults   7.5 minute video covering many areas of bike safety.

Avoiding the Door Zone - How far away from cars should you ride to avoid getting doored?  This  2 3/4 minute video by Preston Tyree, former League of American Bicyclists Education Director, will show you.

A B C Quick Check -  Learn a 30 second safety check to perform before each ride.  It helps you to discover small problems before they become large ones.

Quick Stop  Stop your bike in the shortest possible distance and still maintain control.  This video clip is from the International Police Mountain Bike Association.  The technique is taught in Trafrfic Skills 101.

Ride Illinois     (formerly League of Illinois Bicyclists)

Illinois Bicycle Safety Quiz - This is more than a quiz.  It is a tool designed to teach cyclists the essentials of safe bicycling.  It contains sections for adults, children and motorists.

Share the Road -  This 6 1/2 minute video, narrated by Robbie Ventura, a former member of rhe U.S. Postal Service Team, presents the do's and don'ts for new drivers for when they encounter bicyclists on the road.  

Commuting tips: Mike's Bikes

Tips for bike fit - Setting your bike up for more comfortable riding:
Peter White
About.com - Sports Medicine

Why You Should Avoid the Door Zone -- Consequences of riding in the door zone ( very graphic, showing several actual doorings)

Avoiding a Right Hook    Part 1    Part 2  

On line booklets from other sources
Bicycling Street Smarts - On line booklet - 46 pages of tips for riding safely by League Cycling Instructor John Allen.

BicycleSafe.com - On Line Booklet - How to not get hit by cars and other important bike safety lessons.

You Are King of The Lane - Political refugees learn about bikes and earn bicycles - From the League of American Bicyclists American Bicyclist - Sept-Oct 2011

Other Bike Related Links

We encourage you to check out Ira David Levy's Pedal America, a Public Television program that explores the joys of bicycling.  Pedal America celebrates the liberating world of bicycling as an economical, eco-friendly, and healthful means of activity that friends and family can enjoy safely.  Ira David is also an LCI.


BikeCommuters.com - News, articles, product reviews, and how tos of anything that is related to bike commuting.