2. Signal your presence to others
In Québec, according to the law, the front of your bicycle needs to be equipped with a white reflector and the rear wheel with a red reflector, as well as one on each pedal. In Ontario, the law states that when biking at night, your bicycle needs to have a front headlight (white) and a red reflector in the back. Your bike frame should also have reflective material taped to the front and rear forks. Before heading out on your bike, we recommend double checking the rules and legislation that your province or municipality has put in place.
A good lighting system with both front and rear lights is the best way to ensure good visibility. For added safety, wear reflective clothing. A bell or flag also helps alert your presence to others.