Safety - Marina Arts District in Corpus Christi, TX
Bike Corpus Christi is intended for users over the age of 18. Funders of the program and Zagster expect each rider to be individually responsible for his or her bike. Bike Corpus Christi powered by Zagster bike share is committed to promoting safe and convenient bicycle access. The Zagster bikes are designed with many built-in safety mechanisms including:
- Front and rear lights
- Tire reflectors
- Adjustable seat height
- Step-thru frame for lower center of gravity
- Front and back fenders
- Chain guards
Pre-Ride ChecksSevere Weather PolicySafety Tips
Zagster maintains the bikes to ensure they are in good condition and working properly. However, it’s always a good idea to check out your bike before starting a ride. Below are a few simple things to check for a safe ride. If the bike isn’t working properly, return the bike to the Zagster bike rack and report the problem to Zagster via mobile app.
- Air: Push each tire hard against a curb. If you can flatten it, it needs air.
- Wheel Spin: Lift each wheel up and give it a slow spin (spin the back wheel forward so the pedals don’t move). Check that the wheel spins freely and doesn’t rub against the brake pads or anything else.
- Tires: Turn each wheel slowly and look for cuts, bulges, or bubbles.
- Shifting: Try all of your gears to make sure the chain shifts smoothly between gears.
- Brakes: Check that both brakes are functional.
- Loose Parts: Pick up the bike and shake it. You shouldn’t hear anything rattling.
Safety is extremely important to Bike Corpus Christi. Please be aware of weather conditions before beginning your ride and have a plan to seek shelter in case of severe weather.
There’s more to safety than having a safe bike. Creating safe customers is equally as important. Read more to learn how to become a safe cyclist.
- Obey all regulatory signs and traffic lights.
- Never ride against traffic. Ride with traffic to avoid potential incidents.
- Use hand signals to tell motorists what you intend to do.
- Pedestrians have the right-of-way, and you should always announce your presence if you are passing a pedestrian or another cyclist by using your bell or announcing your presence.
- Always pass on the left. Announce “on your left!” and proceed to ride ahead of the other cyclist or pedestrian.
- Except on Seawall limit riding on sidewalks. Many accidents involving bicycles and cars happen as a result of bicyclists riding on the sidewalk because the cars donâ€™t see them until its too late.
- Ride in a straight line to the right of traffic and about a car door width away from parked cars.
- Bring a Helmet. Helmets dramatically reduce the risk of head injury in a bicycle crash. You can purchase a helmet at any of these locations.
- Be alert Don’t ride distracted. Watch for street and sidewalk obstacles, traffic, opening of car doors and pedestrians.
- Wear Bright or Reflective Clothing: Brightly colored or reflective clothing allow vehicles, pedestrians and other cyclists to see you.