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Sometimes The Sidewalk, Sometimes Not

It is important to understand where to ride, and when each option makes sense. Sidewalks, trails, and roads are all the correct answer to the “Where is the safest place to ride?” question, depending on the context and the rider’s skills.

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We works with our students so they come to understand that when you are riding on the sidewalk, you have to deal with many hazards: pedestrians, bushes, branches, benches, signs, mail boxes, curb-cuts, and more. These items may not just make riding inconvenient; they also can make you invisible to drivers. That said, the sidewalk can be the right choice depending on road and traffic conditions and complex environments require we develop riders’ critical thinking skills.