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Some people ride their bikes on the street. Riding on a sidewalk is safest for children age ten and under. That way, their bikes stay farther from cars. But they must still be careful of other people. Say “excuse me” or “on your left” when passing someone. You can also use a bell or horn.

A bike chain loops from the pedals to the back wheel. Pushing down on the pedals moves the chain. Then, the chain makes the wheel move. Oil helps the chain stay slick. It lets the chain slide easily. Without oil, the chain could get stuck. Then the bike would be broken.

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Making Connections


Have you ridden a bike before? If yes, how did you stay safe? If not, how would you stay safe?


Have you read other books about safety tips? How were those tips similar to or different from the tips described in this book?


Riding a bike is one way to travel. People can also take cars, ride buses, or walk. How can they stay safe while traveling in these ways?

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