This past Saturday, the San Fernando Valley area played host to a bike ride that attempted to raise awareness about the importance of cycling safety in nearby environs. One thing that was stressed during the event was the importance of choosing the most opportune route before heading out on a bike commute. By emphasizing a course that takes one on roads with the infrastructure to support safe riding (i.e. bike lanes), riders take an important step toward ensuring their own protection. A member of the Los Angeles Police Department interviewed for a story about the ride noted that motorists must make sure to respect the rights of cyclists while cyclists must be aware of their surroundings.
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