Bike Blast Safety Guide
Here at Bike Blast, safety is our number one priority. Both cyclists and motorists need to share responsibility for roadway safety. This includes respecting each other’s rights and obeying traffic laws. Please take a few minutes to read our Safety Brochure prior to your bike rental or tour.
Helmet Fit Checklist
Helmets Are a Must!
– Level: The helmet should be level on the rider’s head.
– Rim barely visible: When the rider looks up, the front rim should be barely visible to their eye.
– Y below the ear: The Y of the side straps should meet just below the ear.
– Snug strap: The chin strap should be snug against the chin so that when the rider opens their mouth very wide, the helmet pulls down a little bit.
– Skin moves a little: Move the helmet side to side and front to back, watching the skin around the rider’s eyebrows. It should move slightly with the helmet. If it does not, adjust the sizing wheel on the rear of the helmet.
– Palm Test: Have the rider put their palm on the front of the helmet and push up and back. If it moves more than an inch, more fitting is required.
– Shake test: Have the rider shake their head around. If the helmet dislodges, work on the strap adjustments.
– Is it comfortable?: Make sure there are no comfort issues that still need to be addressed.
For Your Personal Safety
Provided Free of Charge
– High Visibility Safety Vest
– Front, Rear and Wheel Reflectors
– Front and Rear Blinking Lights
– Flat Repair Kit
– Multi-tool Set
We ask that you avoid the traffic and congestion on the Las Vegas Strip and its surrounding areas.
Interstate 15 – Las Vegas Area: Between Exit 12 (Jean) and Exit 50 (Lamb Blvd).
Interstate 95 – Las Vegas Area: Between Exit 56A (Wagonwheel Dr & Nevada St Dr) and Exit 95 (Kyle Canyon Rd).
Interstate 215/515 – Las Vegas Area: Entire Route prohibited.
Bike Blast Las Vegas strongly recommends NEVER riding in low light situations or at night.
Getting to Your Destination
Please transport your bike to and from the location where you will be cycling.
– Bus: The RTC offers transit services throughout Las Vegas and its suburbs. For your convenience, buses are equipped with bike racks. Visit www.rtcsnv.com for maps and schedules.
– Cab: Vans and larger vehicles are available to easily transport you and your bicycle.
– Bike Blast Semi-Guided Tour: With one quick phone call we can provide round-trip transportation to your cycling destination. 702-744-8088
This is the prefect option for someone who wants to cycle on their own but doesn’t want the hassle of getting to and from their destination. Select a day for the ride of your life and one of our guides will pick you up and take you to the cycling destination of your choice. Not sure of the surrounding areas? We know the area well – from adventurous road and mountain trails to leisurely scenic routes, we will ensure your destination meets all your expectations.
We strongly recommend that you do NOT ride on The Las Vegas Strip and surrounding areas.
Laws and Rules to Know
Be aware of cycling guidelines and the rules of the road.
– Always ride on the right and as far to the right as practical.
– Never ride against the flow of traffic.
– Cyclists may ride two abreast. Ride single file in traffic for courtesy.
– Stay off sidewalks.
– Obey all signs and signals.
– Use hand signals for turns and stops.
– Ride at least three feet away from parked cars.
– Listen for cars approaching from the side or rear.
– Don’t follow cars closely or ride in their blind spot.
– Check your bike’s mechanical condition before every ride. Brakes are required by law.
– It is illegal to cling to another vehicle.
– Helmets are a must!
10 Cycling Tips
Stay safe while having fun!
– Hold Your Line: Ride in a straight line, be consistent and be predictable. Avoid erratic movements and make sure to signal before you make a lane change or turn.
– Wear Your Helmet: Make sure to wear your helmet and ensure it is fitted properly. Wearing a helmet can save your life.
– Use Road Sense: Interact positively with traffic and communicate with drivers. Let drivers know your intentions.
– Courteous Riding: Treat others like you would like to be treated. Each roadway user is responsible for their own actions and must obey all traffic laws. Be a courteous rider and Share The Road.
– Visibility: Be Safe and be seen! Wear bright and reflective clothing. Can drivers see you? Avoid vehicle blind spots.
– Be Prepared: Always have your ID, money, phone, repair kit, bike tools and water with you.
– Keep Your Head Up: Looking ahead will give you enough time to maneuver around any obstacles that you may encounter. Be aware of the riding environment.
– Can You Hear Me Now?: Don’t ride with earphones or any device that would prevent you from hearing. Listen to your environment to help avoid potentially dangerous situations.
– Be Attentive: Do not text or use devices while riding. Focus on the road.
– Yield: Always yield to pedestrians and equestrians.