The Bicycle Shop Baton Rouge
Campus Store: 3315 Highland Road 225-344-5624
South Store: 11060 Cloverland Avenue 225-757-5471
Both locations open MWF 10am-6pm TuThSa 10am-5pm
Here are some guidelines that will help you choose the optimum safe position on the road:Laws Most bicycle laws use the same language regarding where cyclists should ride Directions to ride "as far to the right as practicable" appear in most laws No clear definition of "practicable" has been identifiedSafety Do not ride where you're subject to poor road conditions and constant hazards Give yourself ample room to the right to maneuver in an emergency Ride in the right third of the lane if there is insufficient room for lane sharingTraffic rules Slower moving vehicles travel to the right of faster moving ones Motorists are looking for other vehicles in or near the travel lanes, not against curbs Follow the same rules as motorists, including yielding right-of-way and signalingWide lanes Ride just to the right of the travel lane to remain visible to other motorists Ride at least 3 feet from parked cars in all situations; consider this a right-side limit Always ride in a straight line; do not swerve in and out between parked carsHazards If a lane narrows ahead or is blocked, signal and establish your position in traffic early Avoid riding where glass and other trash accumulates on the right side of roadways Avoid grates and gutterpans as they can cause you to crashTip courtesy of the League of American Bicyclists (bikeleague.org).