Bike Safe Airdrie

bike safe

Summer is here and we want you to enjoy riding your bikes safely in our community. 

Here are some helpful tips to keep you and your families protected and safe as you enjoy the trails and riding around you local neighbourhoods. 

Be aware

Be prepared for the unexpected and make sure to be on the lookout for: 

  • Pedestrians
  • Poor road conditions (debris, grates, potholes, etc.)
  • Bad weather which might affect your visibility

Protect your head

Helmets protect bike riders of all ages. In Alberta, anyone younger than 18 years old must wear a helmet. It's the law! 

Here are some tips for protecting your head properly with a bike helmet: 

  • Always wear a helmet that is right for the activity
  • Make sure your helmet fits (it should be snug)
  • Wear your helmet properly (it should be level and stable)

Visit here for more detailed tips on how to properly fit and wear a bike helmet.

Make sure your bike is safe

A key step to ensuring a safe bike ride is making sure your bike is in good working condition. 

Make sure your bike is:

  • The right size for the person riding it
  • Properly working before each ride
    • Tires have enough air
    • A working bell
    • Brakes are working properly
    • Fitted with reflectors, reflective tape or lights for visibility at night

For more basic rules of cycling, and helpful tips on cycling with children, please refer to this resource from MyHealth.Alberta.ca

Please contact Airdrie Municipal Enforcement at 403.948.8892 or municipal.enforcement@airdrie.ca

 

Bike Safety Videos

The following videos include some helpful tips on how to make sure your bike ride is safe and enjoyable:

 

Contact us


Bylaw enforcement (Municipal Enforcement)

P. 403.948.8892

F. 403.948.0619

Hours


Municipal Enforcement
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday
CLOSED
Officers Hours
Monday to Friday
6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday
6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.