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It's important to know how to bike safely on the road. Always stay on the right but don't hug the curb: glass and sharp debris collects at the very edge of the road and can cause you to get a flat. You have the same rights to the road as a car, so keep 2 to 3 feet from the curb, allowing enough room to your left for cars to pass. Always use hand signals before turning, and make sure your bike is equipped with reflectors and a light if you ride in low-light conditions.