Before each ride, always be sure to adjust the seat to fit your height. It’s also a good idea to squeeze the brakes to make sure there’s good resistance, and to check the tires to make sure they’re not flat. If you find an issue with the bike, just re-dock it, press the "wrench" button, and select another bike. Please see our Riding Tips for more pre-ride safety tips.
Per the Capital Bikeshare User Agreement, Motivate strongly recommends that all riders wear a helmet. Make sure yours fits snugly, covers your forehead, and is fastened properly – see the Riding Tips for more information.
There are a few cycling laws and other riding tips that all riders should follow to help ensure a safe ride:
- Ride in the same direction as traffic
- Follow all traffic signs and signals
- Yield to pedestrians
- Never ride distracted – pull over if you have to use your phone
- Wear a helmet
- Use hand signals when turning, and do not to weave in and out of traffic
Please see the educational videos our YouTube Channel for more pro tips!