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Smart Cycling Quick Guide

A publication about safely and confidently cycling in and around traffic

The Smart Cycling Quick Guide 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'

The 32-page guide is available from the League of American Bicyclists and includes information about the following topics:

  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
  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. Updated August 2022

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