FOLLOW THE LAW
Your safety and image of bicyclists depend on you. You have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers. Obey traffic signals and stop signs. Ride with traffic; use the rightmost lane headed in the direction you are going.
Make your intentions clear to everyone on the road. Ride in a straight line and don’t swerve & be aware who is around you. Signal turns, and check behind you well before turning or changing lanes. When you pass another cyclist only pass to their left and be considerate and warn them by simply saying "To your left".
Ride where people can see you and wear bright clothing. Use a front white light, red rear light and reflectors when visibility is poor. Make eye contact with others and don’t ride on sidewalks.
Anticipate what drivers, pedestrians, and other people on bikes will do next. Watch for turning vehicles and ride outside the door zone of parked cars. Look out for debris, potholes, and other road hazards. Cross railroad tracks at right angles.
Check that your tires are sufficiently inflated, brakes are working, chain runs smoothly, and quick release levers are closed. Carry tools and supplies that are appropriate for your ride. Wear a helmet. Although there are S.A.G. stops & support, it is important to carry sufficient water and snacks with you at all times along with a phone in case an emergency arises. Many cyclists have a Road I.D. armband with emergency contact info and pertinent medical info & we highly recommend it.
With all that considered, most importantly RIDE SAFE & HAVE FUN!!!!