Bicycle Safety is our number one priority.
We want you to have an epic experience on our BMC bikes and to remain safe throughout your ride. Here are some important rules and guidelines for all cyclists.
Cycling in Las Vegas
We strongly recommend that you transport your bike to the location where you will be cycling. Some options include…
- Bus – The RTC offers transit services throughout Las Vegas and its suburbs, buses are equipped with bike racks. Visit www.rtcsnv.com for maps and schedules.
- Cab – Many larger vehicles are available to easily transport you and you bicycle.
- Bike Blast Semi-Guided – With one quick phone call we can provide round-trip transportation to your cycling destination. 702-744-8088
Helmet Fit Checklist
- 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? – Does the helmet feel comfortable, make sure there are no comfort issues that still need to be addressed.
Rules for Cyclists
- Always ride on the right and as far to the right as practical. Cyclists may ride two abreast. Ride single file in traffic for courtesy.
- 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.
- Always be prepared to stop.
- Check your bike’s mechanical condition before every ride. Brakes are required by law.
- It is illegal to cling to another vehicle.
Please feel free to print out Bike Blast’s Safety Brochure