Safety Rules of the Road
Take Care of Yourself
Wear a helmet. Carry more water than you think you’ll need, and something to eat. Wear sunscreen and have insect repellant with you.
Follow the Law
Your safety depends on you. You have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers. Obey traffic signs. Ride with traffic on the left no more than two abreast, as close to the left side of the road as is reasonable.
Don’t Be a Yank
If you are an American, remember to ride on the left, and be aware that you will always be looking in the wrong direction for danger. Look both ways, and check twice!
Check that your tires are properly inflated and brakes are working. Carry a cell phone, tools and supplies to change a tire (unless you have a sag wagon).
Make your intentions clear to everyone on the road. Ride in a straight line and don’t swerve. Signal turns
Anticipate what drivers, pedestrians, and other cyclists will do next. Watch for overtaking and turning vehicles. Look out for rocks, debris, potholes, dogs, chickens, land crabs and other road hazards.
Ride where people can see you and wear bright clothing. Make eye contact with others and don’t ride off the side of the road.
(Modified from the League of American Bicyclists Rules of the Road)
Don't panic! If the unexpected happens on North or Middle Caicos, there is always sombody ready to help. Have these numbers stored in your phone just in case :
Emergency Medical : 911
Police : 946-7116 (or 231-1307, 338-7101)
M&M Taxi (Sag wagon) : 231-6285
Caribbean Cruizin (ferry) : 946-5406
Caicos Cyclery : 941-7544 (in case of emergency, 431-6890 or 431-6891)
The Bottle Creek Lodge : 342-3180
All are in area code (649)