Train safety tips for cyclists

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. It's officially time to head outdoors and by now you've probably hit the trails or the pavement on your bike. There are countless benefits to this two-wheeled mode of transportation - it's an excellent low-impact workout, an environmentally friendly way to get around and it's fun! Across Canada, the months of May and June are dedicated to celebrating the bicycle: 

  • May 4 was Bike to Work Day in Calgary
  • Bike to Work Day in Hamilton was this Monday, May 28. 
  • This week (May 28 - June 3) is Bike to Work Week in B.C
  • This week (May 27 – June 3) is Bike Fest in Montreal
  • This week (May 25 – June 3) is Bike Week in Halifax
  • This Monday, May 28 kicked off Bike Month (June) in Toronto
  • June is Bike Month in Edmonton.
  • June 22 is Bike to Work Day in Winnipeg

Whether you're a commuter, a recreational cyclist or just like to head out for a bike ride with your family, Operation Lifesaver encourages you to do so safely. If you encounter a railway crossing on one of your bike rides, following certain train safety tips will ensure that you live to enjoy another ride.  

Train safety tips for cyclists

To keep you and your family safe - and alive - when you're out cycling, Operation Lifesaver offers the following rail safety resources:

Happy biking!