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Remember that you can always give a thumbs up and demonstrate safe driving and cycling behaviour at any time!

If you’d like to get involved in the 2015 Thumbs Up Waterloo Region Campaign, feel free to contact us as we’re always looking for partners, sponsors, and collaborative opportunities.

Help spread the word about cyclist and motorist road safety throughout the year by sharing one of the tweets below on your Facebook or Twitter!

  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: When choosing a bike, make sure you can stand clear of frame and your toes touch the ground. thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: There should be 3-5cm between you and frame (road bike) and 7-10cm (mountain/hybrid bike). thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: There should be 3-5cm between you and frame (road bike) and 7-10cm (mountain/hybrid bike). thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: Tuck in straps, cords and secure pant legs to prevent getting caught in moving parts. thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: Before cycling, make sure your brakes work, handlebars are tight and tires are inflated. thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: Before you ride do a quick ABC check: air, brakes, chain and crank. Be sure all are working. thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: All bicycles must have a working bell or horn and reflectors. It’s the law! thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: Children MUST wear a certified bike helmet, be supervised under age 10 and not ride at night. thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: When cycling: Be visible. Wear reflective clothing and use lights. thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: When cycling: Communicate. Make eye contact and signal your turns. thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: When cycling: Be predictable. Ride on the right side of the road with the flow of traffic. thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: When cycling: Be alert. Texting or riding under the influence of drugs/alcohol is dangerous. thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: When cycling: Avoid riding on the sidewalk and never ride through a pedestrian crosswalk. thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: When cycling, be visible, know how traffic works and communicate with other road users. thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: All bicycle riders should wear helmets. Children under 18 must wear a certified helmet. thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: Check your bike helmet! Be sure it is certified, isn’t damaged and hasn’t been modified. thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: Does your helmet fit? Be sure pads touch, sits at eye level, you can see/hear and it’s snug. thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: To wear helmet safely, no hats/bandanas or hair in way (ponytails) and not on back of head. thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: Remember to change lanes to pass a cyclist, just as you would any other vehicle. thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: Check for cyclists when opening car doors and try opening your car door with your right hand. thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: Keep out of bike lane. Blocking a cyclist could force them to suddenly merge with traffic. thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: Avoid honking horn, it can be loud and startle cyclists. Check for cyclists before turning. thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: Remember that we all share the road and need to work together to keep it safe for bikes/cars! thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: Dress in layers. Wear reflective material to be sure you’re seen. Tuck in loose clothing. thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: When cycling, be visible, know how traffic works and communicate with other road users. thumbsupwr.com
  • #ThumbsUpWR safety tip: Avoid carrying things on your handlebars, it can throw off your balance or get caught. thumbsupwr.com

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