Educational Videos

How to fit your bicycle HELMET

A helmet needs to fit properly in order to provide the highest level of head protection. Don’t rush fitting a helmet. Make sure the fit is right for your head. Watch our video below for quick tips and use our step-by-step guide for detailed fitting methods.

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How to plan your bike route

Watch our 60 second video to learn the basics of planning your next bike route. The BikePGH Bike Map shows you everything you need to know to find your way around Pittsburgh on bike. Biking 101 is another great resource for tips, suggestions, and laws to stay safe while biking.

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How to do an ABC Quick Check

Have you checked your bike since your last ride? When was the last time you had it in the shop? Regular bicycle maintenance can prevent accidents. Here is the “ABC Quick Check,” which you should do every time before you ride.

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How to Carry More Stuff on a Bike

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How to use a 2-stage turn box

If a cyclist wants to turn left, it can be a challenge to merge into the left-lane to make that left turn. A green bike box is a designated space in front of cars where a cyclist can wait during a red light. Bicyclists can also make a left turn from the driving lane.

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How to use a contra-flow bike lane

Pittsburgh’s first contra-flow bike lane begins at Bellefield Ave, where Forbes Ave goes from a one-way street to a two-way street. What’s changed is that all westbound traffic still needs to turn onto Bellefield Ave – except bikes. Take a look at our 60-second video below to learn how to use this new bike lane.

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How to Buy a Bike

When purchasing a bicycle it’s important to think about the style of bicycle that best fits your riding needs. Ask yourself, what terrain will you primarily ride on? What type of position would you be most comfortable riding in?

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How to use hand signals

Predictability is key to your safety. Be deliberate and clear about your intentions.  Have a commanding presence and use both hand signals and eye contact to communicate. Watch our 60 second video to learn the basics of using hand signals.

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How to lock your bike

Love your bike? Lock it right. Doctors agree, getting your bike stolen causes severe sadness, stress, and irritability. Watch our 60-second video for tips and avoid these symptoms by following our guide.

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How and when to ride on the trails

Whether you want to explore the Three Rivers Heritage Trail or travel longer distances via the GAP Trail, Pittsburgh has a variety of trails that provide wonderful bicycling experiences. Watch our 60-second video for guidelines to riding on these beautiful trails.

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How to fix a flat tire

If you ride a bike, it’s pretty much inevitable. You will get a flat tire one day (hopefully not in the middle of a rainstorm or a race). That said, it pays to be prepared!

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Pennsylvania bike laws

Knowing the law and your cycling rights on the road is important to ensure the safety of you and others.

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How and when to ride on the sidewalk

Sidewalks were made for pedestrians, not bicycles, and pedestrians have the right of way.

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