Bicycle safety tips Borrow-A-Bike!! The Auburn Bicycle Committee is a group of citizens and City staff who work together to make Auburn a better place to cycle. Get involved by • Always wear a helmet to protect your joining a meeting at 7pm the last Tuesday of each head. Helmets can reduce head injury by up month. Meetings are held at 171 N Ross Street. to 85%. A helmet will not protect your head Additional information in available online at if it is not properly fit . Make sure that the www.auburnalabama.org/cycle. helmet fits on top of the head, not tipped back. This information is also brought to you in part by the Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau, • Always perform an ABC Quick Check. a proud partner of the City of Auburn and A: air in the tires. B: brakes and brake pads. the Bicycle Loaner program. The Auburn- C: cranks, chain and cassette. Quick: quick Opelika Tourism Bureau is a non-profit service releases. Check: check it over by taking a organzation driving economic success and quick ride. enhancing the quality of life in our community through tourism and travel. Visit them online at • Ride with traffic, not against it. www.aotourism.com. • Do not ride on the sidewalk. Sidewalks Borrow-A-Bike!! are not always the safest place to ride. Riding bicycles on sidewalks is prohibited in Auburn’s downtown business district. City of Auburn • Use a light when biking at night. It’s not just smart; it’s the law. Minimum 365-B North Donahue Drive requirements are a white light visible from a Auburn, AL 36830 distance of at least 500 feet from the front 334-501-3024 and a red reflective device on the rear. email@example.com City of Auburn www.auburnalabama.org/cycle Bicycle • Obey all traffic laws. The same laws that apply to motorists apply to cyclists. Only Sign up for the Bicycle Auburn e-Notifier at www.auburnalabama.org/e-Notifier to receive Loaner about 17% of bicycle crashes involve motor email announcements with the latest cycling vehicles, and half of those can be avoided by news. obeying traffic laws. • Make some noise! When passing a pedestrian, call out so they will be aware of Program your presence. • HAVE FUN! Bicycle Loaner Program Frequently asked Questions I s there a fee? This program is absolutely free to visitors and In 2008 the City of Auburn launched its Bicycle H ow do I participate? residents. We are able to provide this service by Loaner program in conjunction with the League utilizing unclaimed, recovered property. Each of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month.™ To borrow a bicycle and helmet, contact the City bicycle is thoroughly inspected and repaired if The program allows visitors and residents to of Auburn Public Works Department: necessary with assistance from The Bike Shop in borrow a bicycle and helmet for up to two weeks 365-B North Donahue Drive downtown Auburn. for the purposes of commuting or recreation. Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm 334-501-3024 H ow long can I keep the bike? Participants must sign a waiver, be at least 19 Bicycles and helmets are available for use for two The City of Auburn years of age, and provide a valid photo ID. The weeks at a time. is committed to waiver is available for viewing at the Bicycle providing its citizens with a superior Auburn website: W hat i f I want t o k e e p m y bike www.auburnalabama.org/bikeloaner quality of life. longer ? Bicycling is part of that commitment. W here can I bike in A uburn? Prior to the end of a two-week loaner period, participants may contact the City of Auburn to The City of Auburn offers over 30 miles of bike ensure that enough bicycles and helmets are on and multi-use paths for residents and visitors hand to accommodate other requests, in which to enjoy. A copy of the Auburn Bicycle Tours case we will be happy to provide an extension. Guide is available for additional information and Since 2000, Auburn maps on where to bike in Auburn. These guides H ow many bikes are available? has been designated are available at Dean Road Rec Center, The Bike Five adult bicycles, locks, and helmets are a Bicycle Friendly Shop, Development Services Building, Public currently available for use. We also provide a Community by the Works Construction & Maintenance Facility, City waiting list if no League of American Hall, and the Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau. bike is immediately Bicyclists. Auburn The Auburn Bicycle Tours Guide and safety available. There is one of the only materials will be provided with each bike. are no children’s communities in the bikes available at state of Alabama to this time. have received this designation. The Bicycle Friendly Community program is revolutionizing the way communities evaluate their quality of life and transportation network. Only a select few communities in a limited number of states hold this prestigious title. The League awards this four-year designation to communities that have made impressive, measurable efforts to integrate bicyclists into the community.
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