Tips for commuter cycling

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Thursday, May 20, 2010; 10:41 AM

"Learn To Ride" class graduated Sunday. (Washington Area Bicyclist Association) Thousands of commuters will participate in Friday's Bike to Work Day, and the Capital Weather Gang's forecast looks very good. The Bike to Work convoys are a great way to test the experience of commuter cycling, but here are some tips from experienced cyclists that will get you launched on any day. Chris Eatough BikeArlington program manager -- So much can be learned in a bike safety class, like the one in the photo above, including tips for interacting with traffic and avoiding common accidents, such as dooring and right hooks. -- Map your route. Google Maps now offers bike directions. But it's a good idea to test the route to make sure it's right for you. There may be sections of the route where you would prefer to create your own detour. -- Travel light. You can leave Cycling - Commuting - Sports - Google Maps - United States

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