Tips for making the most of your Streets Alive! Parks Alive! experience.
What to Bring...
- Water bottle (reusable, if possible)
- Healthy snacks
- Camera (digital or video - we'd love to see your photos and videos after the event)
- A bike - check for proper air pressure in the tires!
- A properly-fitting helmet is required by California law for ages under 18 (CA Dept of Motor Vehicles), and recommended for all people
- Patch kit, pump and tire levers
- Bike lock for when you make any stops along the route
Help make Streets Alive enjoyable for everyone by following these etiquette tips.
In the Event of Rainy Weather
While many Streets Alive! Parks Alive! events take place rain or shine, some events may be cancelled or postponed due to rain.
Tips for Biking in Rainy Weather, provided by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
- During this time of year, rain tends to be less intense and prolonged than earlier in the rainy season, so if you are caught in a passing shower and do not want to ride, relax and find a safe place out of the rain and wait until it stops or weakens.
- If you don't have fenders, you may want to ride more slowly and try not to zig zag, since zig zagging can kick water up onto your feet.
- Be careful when riding over slippery metal surfaces, such as manhole covers and train tracks.
- Heavy paint found at intersections and on some bike lanes may be slippery in the rain.
- Avoid riding through puddles, especially if your bike has narrow tires
- Do not wear cotton clothes for your outer layer - it absorbs water. If possible, wear wool or synthetic fleece.
- If you wear rain gear, make sure it is breathable.
- Do not ride with an umbrella. Umbrellas limit visibility, and one-handed braking is difficult.
- Wear a thin beanie under your helmet to keep warm.
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