Bicycle at Air Show

Riding a Bicycle to the Air Show?

The Miramar area is an ideal bicycle destination from many areas of San Diego, especially from the Mira Mesa area.
• The Bicycle Pavilion (BP) is located near flight line Air Show Entry Gate #2. Cyclists may enter any of the three base gates and follow bicycle traffic directional signs to the BP.
• Recreational bicyclists will not be permitted to ride bicycles without approved bicycle helmets — this includes all personnel and dependents. (Only workers operating bicycles in areas that require the use of American National Standard Institute (ANSI) approved helmets for protection from falling and flying objects are allowed to use those helmets instead of approved bicycle helmets.)
• All bicyclists should wear helmets and light colored clothing; however, during restricted visibility conditions such as darkness, fog or rain, reflective clothing will be worn.
• Motorcyclists must wear helmets, reflective vests and long sleeves.
• The National Safety Council believes that defensive driving applies to people who push bike pedals as well as to those who push gas pedals:
• Obey traffic rules. Cyclists must follow the same rules as vehicle drivers.
• Know your bike’s capabilities.
• Ride in single file with traffic, not against it. Bicycling two abreast can be dangerous. Stay as far right on the pavement as possible, watching for opening car doors, sewer gratings, soft shoulders, broken glass and other debris. Keep a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.
• Make safe turns and cross intersections with care. Signal turns half a block before the intersection, using the correct hand signals (left arm straight out for left turn; left forearm up for right turn).
• Never hitch on cars.
• Before riding into traffic, stop, look left, right, left again, and over your shoulder.
• During the day or when visibility is good, wear bright/light clothing. At night or when visibility is poor, wear reflective clothing.
• Make sure the bicycle has the right safety equipment, a red rear reflector and white front reflector; a red or colorless spoke reflector on the front wheel; pedal reflectors; a horn or bell; a light; and a rearview mirror.
• Use your head: Wear a helmet. Head injuries cause about 75 percent of all bicycling fatalities. The first body part to fly forward in a collision is usually the head, and with nothing but skin and bone to protect the brain from injury, the results can be disastrous. Look for helmets with approval stickers from Snell Foundation or American National Standards Institute (ANSI):
–  Certified Stamp
… ASTM F1447 & ANSI Z90.4
… Safety Tested Standards
… It is clear that taking precautions in traffic and wearing protective equipment are a cyclist’s best shields against accidents.

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