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A special thank you to the following organizations for their financial contribution:

icycling can be a hazardous activity if not done properly. While a bike helmet can prevent some serious or fatal head injuries, the most effective means of avoiding accidents and physical harm is to learn to ride with competence, knowledge and skill. Reading the following material will provide some basic information, but developing real cycling proficiency can best be achieved by taking an Effective Cycling (EC) class, riding with experienced club cyclists, or at least reading EC-based articles and books. The basic EC principle is that bicyclists fare best when they behave and are treated as drivers of vehicles. A variety of cycling tips based on this standard are provided here for your convenience.

If, despite your best efforts to "cycle effectively", you find yourself hurtling toward the pavement or other hard surface, a good bike helmet properly worn can save you from serious injury. You don't have to pay a lot of money for an adequate helmet, but do make sure it has been certified by Snell, ASTM or ANSI (look for certification stickers inside the helmet). Also, be sure that it is the right size and properly positioned on your head (i.e., level with the ground when you're standing upright). Many cyclists wear helmets pushed too far back, which exposes their foreheads to injury. The straps should be snug enough that you can't remove the helmet without releasing the buckle. Helmets should be replaced after they take the impact of a crash or even after about five years of normal use. Keep helmets away from heat and sunlight when not in use.
any miles of bike paths exist in Folsom and adjacent State of California parks. A bike path differs from a bike lane by being physically separated from city streets and being off limits to motor traffic (with the exception of service or emergency vehicles). Although popular with many cyclists, special precautions need to be taken while riding on these paths: "Bike" paths are really multi-use paths. Watch out for pedestrians, joggers, skaters, etc. Their movement may not be as predictable as those of the traffic you may encounter on the road. Keep your speed down and pass other users with caution and by saying, "Hi, I'm passing on your left." Because motorists often ignore or are unaware of cyclists on bike paths, you must take special care when entering intersections to ensure that you are seen by all traffic.

he City of Folsom Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to provide this map as a resource to navigate between the many existing bikeways in and around Folsom, and to access the many interesting destinations located throughout Folsom and surrounding communities. Folsom's goal, as outlined in the Bikeway Master Plan, is to promote a safe, enjoyable and efficient environment for bicycling, whether for recreation or as a means of transportation. To accomplish this goal Folsom is concentrating on four target areas:

1. Provide a safe and quality cycling environment. 2. Provide convenient bicycle access to major destinations. 3. Improve quality of life by providing a comprehensive bikeway network. 4. Maximize funding opportunities for bikeway implementation.

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The following recommendations are based on state law, local ordinances, good cycling practice, and common sense. When in doubt as to the correct or legal action or maneuver to make in any given cycling situation, remember that in California every bicyclist riding on a street or highway has all the rights and is subject to all the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle. Furthermore, experienced bicyclists know that they fare best when they are treated as drivers of vehicles.

Follow lane markings Don't turn left from the right lane. Don't go straight in a lane marked "right turn only"; stay to the left of the right turn only lane if you are going straight. At intersections, where provided, use bike lane pocket to go straight through the intersection. Choose the best way to turn left There are two ways to make a left turn: (1) Like a motorist - signal, move into the left lane, and turn left. In a left turn only lane, stay to the right of the lane to allow any motorists behind to make their turn on your left. (2) Like a pedestrian - ride straight across to the far-side crosswalk, dismount, and walk your bike across. Watch for right-turning traffic Motorists turning right may not notice cyclists on their right. Watch for any indications that the motorist may turn into your path. When approaching intersections, try to stay far enough from the curb to allow cars to turn right on your right. Respect pedestrians' rights Pedestrians in a crosswalk have the right of way. Don't cross sidewalks via driveways without yielding to pedestrians. Be especially aware of pedestrians with disabilities. Don't ride on sidewalks. Use the street, bike lane, or bike path. Never ride against traffic Motorists aren't looking for cyclists riding on the wrong side of the road, and many other hazards threaten the wrong-way rider.

Avoid road hazards Watch out for parallel-slat sewer grates, slippery manhole covers, oily pavement, gravel, and ice. Cross railroad tracks carefully at right angles. Stand up on your pedals for better control as you move across bumps and other hazards. Keep both hands ready to brake You may not stop in time if you brake onehanded. Allow extra distance for stopping in the rain since brakes are less efficient when wet. For a sudden stop, move back on the seat and get as low as possible. If your rear wheels start to skid or lift, ease up on the front brakes. Watch your speed Observe posted speed limits and obey the basic speed law. Never ride faster than is safe under the existing conditions.

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BIKE ROUTE

Source: Alta Transportation

BE PREDICTABLE A special thank you to the following organizations for their financial contribution:
Obey traffic signs and signals Cyclists must drive like motorists if they want to be taken seriously. Doing so is also the safest behavior. When approaching a stop sign or red light, you are required to come to a complete stop (cease forward motion) and proceed only when safe to do so. Use "loop" vehicle detectors Some traffic lights will only be triggered by traffic passing over buried induction "loop" detectors or being in the right position to activate video detectors. Some intersections have special symbols which indicate the optimal position for your bike to activate the signal; other detectors can be recognized by filled-in cuts in the roadway. Ride over the cut line for best response. If your bike doesn't trip the signal, wait for a motor vehicle to come up from behind or dismount and cross as a pedestrian. Use hand signals Signal to other drivers; your movements affect them. Hand signals tell everyone what you intend to do. Signal as a matter of law, courtesy, and self-protection. Ride in a straight line Ride to the right of faster traffic, in a straight line, about a car's width away from parked cars.

City of Folsom Bicycle / Trails Coordinator Parks and Recreation Department 50 Natoma Street Folsom, CA 95630 (916) 351-3516 e-mail to: jkonopka@folsom.ca.us Folsom Area Bicycle Advocates 1204 Forrest Street Folsom, CA 95630 (916) 353-1745 e-mail: faba@tomatoweb.com website: www.sacbike.org/faba

California State Parks, American River District 7806 Folsom-Auburn Road Folsom, CA 95630 (916) 988-0205 Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates P.O. Box 1295 Sacramento, CA 95812 (916) 452-1604 Sacramento Wheelmen P.O. Box 19817 Sacramento, CA 95819 e-mail: sacramentowheelmen@cycling.org

BE EQUIPPED
Get in shape Begin with short trips, working up to longer distances. This will ease muscles into shape and allow you to become more comfortable on a longer trip. Spend a few minutes stretching your legs and body before riding. See and be seen State law requires bikes ridden at night to be equipped with a front light visible from 300 feet in front of and to the sides of the bike, plus a back reflector visible from 500 feet to the rear, pedal reflectors, and wheel or side reflectors. Wearing light-colored or reflective clothing further increases visibility. Dress appropriately Wear a helmet whenever you ride. Cycling gloves increase comfort and protect your hands in a fall. Shoes with laces or that are otherwise firmly attached to your feet are strongly recommended. Dressing in layers allows you to adjust to temperature changes on longer rides. Lock when you leave Buy the best locking system you can afford; none is as expensive as a new bike. U-locks are best, but only when used to secure the bike frame to a legal, fixed object.

To report hazardous road/bikeway conditions: In City (bike lanes): 355-7272 In City (bike paths): 355-7285 In State Park: 988-0205 For information on bikeways or trails: In City: 351-3516 In State Parks: 988-0205 In Sacramento County: 874-7831

Emergencies: To report bike theft: To report bike accidents:

911 355-7230 355-7230

Position yourself When riding slower than other traffic, ride as far to the right as practical and safe. Use bike lanes when present, but exit them to make left turns, pass obstructions or to avoid hazards.

BE ALERT
Watch for cars pulling out Make eye contact with drivers. Assume they don't see you until they stop.

City Council
Steve Miklos Eric King Jeff Starsky

Parks & Recreation Commission


Ernie Sheldon Richard Gray David Stanley Sheri Hoffman Ken Grossfeld Tom Aceituno Susan Sherman

Don't weave between parked cars Don't ride to the curb between parked cars. Motorists may not see you when you try to move back into traffic.

Scan the road behind Learn to look back over your shoulder without losing your balance or swerving left. A rearview mirror is a good idea, but don't rely on it alone in difficult traffic conditions.

Keep your bike in shape Maintain your bike in good working conditions. Check brakes regularly and keep tires properly inflated. Routine maintenance is simple. Learn to do it yourself or leave it to an expert at your local bike shop.

Kerri Howell Andy Morin

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Acknowledgments
Bicycling Tips and Use your Head - Wear a Helmet was adapted from the City of Portland, OR; City of Tempe, AZ; and City of Davis, CA bicycle map and used with permission. Design & Production by Barcellona Communications, Inc.

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Copies of Map
For additional copies of map, contact City of Folsom, Parks and Recreation Department, 50 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630. (916) 355-7285 Revised: January 2003

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