Bike riding in California is a great alternative to driving a vehicle and a wonderful way to take in the beautiful scenery and streets. However, bike riding, like any other form of transportation, comes with its risks. Bikes, unlike other forms of transportation such as cars or buses, don’t offer a barrier of protection between the person and the transportation vehicle. Bike accidents can cause serious injuries, which is why it is so important to have the right safety gear and know the right safety maneuvers while riding a bike on the road. Below, our expert team of bicycle accident injury attorneys from West Coast Trial Lawyers break down the different bike riding safety essentials and tips that can help bicyclists while out on the road.