Safety and Regulation

bike with helmet attached

Bike riding is beneficial, fun and a great way to reduce your environmental footprint, but accidents do happen.

The most important safety tip is to always wear a helmet when riding a bike, even if it is a short trip. Ensure that your helmet fits properly and never wear a hat beneath your helmet. A proper fit is crucial to the helmet protecting your head from injury in case of an accident.

This section includes important information about registering your bike with Virginia Commonwealth University, bike laws in Virginia and safety diagrams for cyclists.

View VCU’s bicycle guidelines here.