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Bike Safety Tips: A few Rules of the Road

Now that we’ve been embracing the bike life for National Bike Month in Conejo Valley for a couple of weeks, it’s a good time to review some rules and bike safety tips to use when you’re out there on the roads or trails. Proper safety will ensure you’re not unexpectedly sidelined during your visit!

Cyclists share the road with other vehicles and trail space with walkers, joggers and horseback riders. Let’s make sure we can all enjoy the spaces safely and side-by-side.

General Bike Safety

The first and most important safety rule in Conejo Valley and everywhere else: Wear a helmet! This is required by law for everyone under age 18, but it’s a good idea to wear one as an adult, too.

Along with wearing a helmet, remember to use common sense and pay attention when you’re riding. Listen, look and keep your eyes on the road for potential hazards.

Try to stay in your own lane when you’re on the road, and stay only on clearly identified trails if you’re riding on the Conejo Valley trails. Remember to obey all traffic signs, and watch for oncoming traffic including cars, animals, other riders and pedestrians.

Proper Road and Trail Behavior

Remember, if you’re cycling on the street, you are part of the traffic flow. Ride with the traffic; not against it.

When riding on a trail, you’re likely going faster than people on foot – and pedestrians always have the right of way. If you’re looking to get around someone, be sure to pass on their left, moving to the right only once you’ve passed them safely. Call out “passing on your left!” to avoid startling someone.

Need to stop for a quick breather or to check your map or equipment? Pull off the road or trail completely so you don’t get hit or cause an accident.

When you’re on a road with a bike lane, you must stay in the bike lane unless you’re turning left, passing someone or avoiding something in the road. If you are riding in a group, ride single-file both on the road and on the trail. This keeps the space clear of congestion, and helps everyone avoid accidents.

Night Riding

There’s something magical about riding under the stars, but it can also be a risky time to be on the road or trail.

If you choose to take a bike ride in the dark, you are required by law to wear a forward-facing white light. It should be bright enough to provide 300 feet of visibility in front of you and to your sides. It is also a good idea to wear bright or reflective clothing so that oncoming traffic can easily spot you.

OK, enough with the rules – keep these bike safety tips in mind and continue to have fun safely exploring the Conejo Valley by bike!

Celebrate National Bike Month in Conejo Valley

May is National Bike Month, and Conejo is the perfect place to celebrate. With an incredible network of trails through wide open spaces and cycle-friendly local roads, exploring the Conejo Valley by bike is a must-do activity.

Pack your gear, cue up your favorite playlist and put on some sunscreen – we’ve got everything you need for a memorable day of biking here in Conejo.

Get your gear

Whether you need to rent a bike for the day or want to get your own equipment tuned up, Conejo has you covered. Serious Cycling is a local favorite where you can buy or rent bike gear, including road bike rentals. JRA Bikes & Brews is another great place for rentals – and they’ll set you up with your morning coffee, too.

Want to amp up the fun during National Bike Month? Try renting an electric bike from Pedego 101 – which is the go-to place for easy-to-use, electric bikes that are sure to delight (and will save your legs a bit of effort).

Map your ride

Conejo is home to both picturesque mountain bike trails and scenic road bike trails, depending on which type of cycling you’re more comfortable with. Check out both options to see what appeals most to you. Either way, you’ll find a great itinerary with Conejo’s well-planned trails.

You may also want to consider trails that take you through one of Conejo Valley’s most remarkable local treasures. The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreational Area is an expansive national park located right in the Conejo Valley. With a variety of wildlife, sweeping mountain views on one side and breathtaking views of the California coast on the other, the 500-plus miles of trails running through the Santa Monica Mountains are unforgettable. Within the park, you’ll also want to explore Paramount Ranch – an iconic, old Western ranch where many movies and TV shows have been filmed.

When you explore the area by bike, you see a side of the Conejo Valley that many people never get to experience – and you won’t want to miss it.

Re-fuel & Unwind

We’re guessing you’ll be more than ready to grab some good eats and an ice-cold beer or a glass of wine at the end of your biking extravaganza. Fortunately, there are plenty of food and drink spots throughout Conejo that you can access by bike.

The rustic, historic and charming tasting room of Cornell Winery will leave wine lovers mesmerized and appreciative of the local wine culture. If craft brews are more your beat, try Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie, a European-style brewpub with a delicious seasonal food menu and a list of beers all hand-crafted on site.

Ready to ride? Take a look at your calendar, check out some of the places you’d like to stay and get yourself to Conejo for National Bike Month!