Cycling is a fun way to travel around the city and the campus; however, there are very important safety protocols and laws that need to be followed while riding a bicycle. NMSU’s Police, Fire and Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management departments want to remind you of some tips to keep in mind when you ride.
- Always inspect your bike to make sure that it is safe to ride before you go out.
- Obey all signs and traffic laws. Bicyclist are commonly cited for failing to stop at stop signs and failing to yield to pedestrian traffic.
- Ride your bike like you would drive a car on a road. Ride with the flow of traffic and stay in your lane.
- Wear a helmet when you ride, because it can really make a difference if you ever get into an accident.
- If you ride at night use the proper lighting on your bike so you can see and be seen.
- When riding in congested areas, use appropriate signals to indicate to others what you are doing. Consider walking your bicycle through these areas
- Be very attentive of your surroundings. Just because you see a driver that does not mean that the driver sees you.
If you need to make small repairs, visit one of four Bicycle Repair Stations across the NMSU campus. Visit https://safety.nmsu.edu/campus-safety/bike-safety.html for more about bicycle safety at NMSU.