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Bike & E-Bike (Cycling) Tips & Info

Basic Bike Rules
The basic rules are that a bike or e-bike has to follow the same rules as any vehicle (a moped, scooter, motorcycle, car, or truck): ride with the flow of traffic, do not ride on sidewalks (unless you are under 5), stop at all stop signs, etc. Speed is typically not an issue for bikes as even e-bikes have a top end, motor-assisted speed of 28 mph, and on flat ground, which is difficult to maintain. 

 
Also, remember that Our Rossmoor Parks are not approved pathways for e-bikes, and riders are subject to being ticketed – just as is the case when violating any roadway laws.
 
Part of the Challenge
As highlighted by the chart below, part of the challenge we face today is that bikes in general, and specifically e-bike types 1 & 2 are legal for children under 16 to ride. This is a good thing; still, these riders have not had any training about the vehicle code or bike safety. While our community and schools are working to fill this gap, it remains incumbent on these riders’ parents to educate them and keep them safe.
 
Before You Ride: Wear Your Helmet
Remember, we all share the road. Parents, the video isn’t jazzy, but sit down with your riders. A 10-minute review of responsible riding (plus your understanding of e-bikes) goes a long way to making our residents and riders safer – Watch it with your riders – it’s a small trade-off in allowing them to own and ride an e-bike, considering the added risks.
 
Resources
There are several great resources to learn about e-bikes and safe riding.
Before You Ride: Bike Helmet
E-bike In Park - remember to walk your e-bike in Rossmoor Parks

Before You Ride - Wearing Your Helmet

Remember, we all share the road. Bikes, e-bikes, scooters, golf carts, motorcycles, and cars alike all use the same streets. And need to follow the same rules. 

Parents, the video below isn’t jazzy but it is full of good information. Please sit down with your riders and review this 10-minute video on responsible riding. It will help them know the “rules of the road” and refresh your memory, plus you may increase your understanding of e-bikes. 

We need to do everything we can to help keep our residents and riders safe – Watch it with your riders – it’s a small trade-off in allowing them to own and ride an e-bike, considering the added risks.

California Electric Bike Law - Rossmoor Homeowners Association

And this video will at least make you smile....

Play it safe for Cyclists






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