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Smart Cycling Quick Guide

Order this free publication about safely and confidently cycling in and around traffic

The Smart Cycling Quick Guide is an easy-to-read booklet that outlines the basic rules of the road, components of a bicycle, and all of the information a cyclist needs to ride a bike safely and confidently in and around traffic.

Smart Cycling Quick Guide

League of American Bicyclists

The cover of the 'Smart Cycling Quick Guide'

Use the online AARP Livable Communities Publication Order Form to request a free printed copy of this publication.

A 32-page primer, the guide is published by the League of American Bicyclists with support from AARP.

Table of Contents

  1. Fitting a Helmet
  2. What to Wear
  3. Riding at Night
  4. E-Bikes
  5. As Simple as ABC
  6. Locking Your Bike
  7. Signaling
  8. Scanning
  9. Sharing the Trail
  10. Riding on Sidewalks
  11. Rules of the Road
  12. Principles of Traffic Law: Intersections | One Lane | Multi-Lane | Multiple Left Turn Lanes | One-Way Streets with Two or More Lanes
  13. Bike Facilities
  14. What To Do In The Event of a Crash

Learn More

The League of American Bicyclists offers several programs and resources:

To find local cycling instructors, classes, clubs, shops and more, visit

Page published December 2020

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