7 Maryland bike trails fit for the family

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Tips for bicycling with your family

Many paths in Maryland are multi-use, meaning cyclists, pedestrians and even equestrians sometimes share the space. Some paths also cross public streets. When biking, remember the following tips:

  • Obey traffic rules and signs.
  • Warn pedestrians at least two to three seconds before passing them. Bells are best. Use verbal warnings only when necessary.
  • Slow down and give pedestrians at least an arm's length of clear space when passing. This will help avoid collisions and near misses.
  • Use bike lanes when available. Remember, on sidewalks, pedestrians always have the right-of-way. Ride cautiously and respectfully.

Source: Bike Arlington

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