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Cranky's store as seen from the street

Learn - Cycling Hand Signals

Communicate with Hand Signals

When riding your bicycle on any road it's a very good idea to be predictable and let others, especially those in cars, know what your intentions are. You can let them know by using hand signals.

Left Turn

Demonstration of a proper left turn signal

Put your left arm straight out and level with your shoulder. Once you are into the turn, you can let down your arm and return your hand to the handlebar.

Right Turn

Demonstration of a proper right turn signal

Before turning right, put your arm straight out at shoulder height and bend your elbow 90 degrees with your hand pointing toward the sky.


Demonstration of a proper slow signal

Extending your left arm out and down indicates to those behind you that you are going to slow down.

Be sure to alway do a check over your left shoulder before getting ready to signal - it's a good idea to know where the cars are around you.