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Bicycle Safety


All this month we will be sharing tips on how to be safe while enjoying many outdoor activities this summer!

More and more people are finding bicycling the go-to activity of choice during the Spring & Summer months. Exercise, fresh air, sunshine are all benefits from getting on your two-wheeler and hitting the paths or trails. The folks over at SafeKids Worldwide have an article on being safe while riding your bike (or trike!):

  • Wear a Helmet – make sure it is a proper fit (snug not tight!) and does not interfere with your ability to see in front of you or to the sides
  • Bike Fit – having the proper bike is important for both safety and comfort. When it comes to kids, purchase a bike that fits them now – not one they can “grow into”.
  • Dress Appropriately – loose clothing can get caught in the chain/spokes, secure loose clothing (like pant legs) if necessary.
  • Ride with Traffic – always remember that riders are to remain on the right side of the road going in the same direction flow as traffic. Never ride against traffic.
  • Use Hand Signals – we posted this video on our agency Facebook page that shows the proper hand signals to use while bicycling.
  • Be Bright at Night – use proper lights, reflectors, & clothing if you are going to ride at dusk or at night. Be visible to motorists & other cyclists.

The article has several other tips, check it out and be safe!


Contact Us!

At Marsilje & Vander Plow Insurance Agency, we can work with you to make sure you’ve got the coverage you need, while at the same time using all possible credits and discounts to make that coverage affordable. Just give us a call at 616-396-1497 or send us a note at marsiljeins@gmail.com. We want to help you meet your goals, and make sure what’s important to you is protected!

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