Cycling in Lexington

Tips to Cycle Safely on City Streets

  • You are sharing the road. Keep in mind you should stay aware of all other users who are walking, riding, and driving with you.
  • Keep your bike maintained by making sure you are checking weekly the brakes, chains, and tire air.
  • Wear biking gear such as a helmet, knee and elbow pads.
  • Wear reflective gear and have reflectors on your bike if you will be traveling at night.
  • Have bike lights placed on the front and rear of your bike. The lights will help you stay safe and lets those around you know where you are and where you are going.
  • Practice your turn signals and remember to use them. Turns signals are not for you, but for those around you.
  • Upgrade your tires to a hybrid tire that is thicker than your usual city tire. It can help handle the rough city streets.
  • Do not wear earbuds when riding your bike. You should always be alert to your surroundings.
  • Follow all traffic laws. Do not pull up to the side of cars and attempt to ride in front of them or turn in front of them at stops. Remember you are sharing the road.
  • Give space between you and a parked car. You do not know when the door will open.
  • Plan your routes. Below are several route maps, trails, and activities that occur in Lexington for cyclist.
Bike Map- Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
Bike Lexington- Downtown Lexington Corp
Cycling in Lexington- bikemap
Great Cycle Challenge- Children’s Cancer Research Fund
Lexington Cycling Trails- mapmyride

Storing Your Bike

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