Bike / Skateboard Safety

Bike riding and skateboarding are a lot of fun (and healthy,) but accidents can happen. It is important to wear a helmet every time you ride. Make sure to be alert at all times by using your eyes and ears. There may be:
  • Glass
  • Potholes
  • Wet leaves
Bike Safety Tips
  • Cross only at intersections.
  • Look both ways before crossing.
  • Make sure you have the right size bike.
  • Obey traffic lights and street signs.
  • Wear bright reflective clothing.
Bicyclist with helmet and labled safety features
Be Street Smart
  • Keep an eye out for things that can get in your way:
    • Bottles
    • Cracks
    • Rocks
    • Sticks
  • Ride on the right in the same direction as traffic - not against it. Hand signals can help drivers or other bikers know what your intentions are before you turn.
  • Whether you are riding a bike, skateboarding, or participating in another outdoor activity it is important to pay attention at all times.
Bicyclist demonstrating turn signals
Where to Ride
Bringing your child to a local park is a perfect place to ride. Some boardwalks in Cape May County allow bikers between certain times. Bike paths are always a great place to get outdoors and exercise. Find a bike path for you and your family to enjoy!
Helmet How-To
Make sure your helmet fits your head properly. The straps should always be fastened. It should be worn level and should cover your forehead.

What to Wear When Riding a Skateboard
  • Wear knee and elbow pads when you skateboard. It is also a good idea to wear wrist guards to avoid broken wrists.
  • Putting on shoes with smooth, gripping soles will keep you from sliding and tripping.
  • Wearing a helmet with the straps buckled will help prevent brain damage if you hit your head.