ALBANY, GA (WALB) - South Georgia cyclists warn even experienced riders to use caution on the roadways.
During the week, Albany State's Chief of information security was struck by a driver while riding his bike.
He is okay, but temperatures have been warming up, and more cyclists are hitting the road for long-distance rides, one cyclist hopes drivers and riders will use caution and common sense.
"I mean the most terrifying thing for bike riders is drivers texting, the consequences of a distracted driver for bikers is severe, so cyclists don't take anything for granted," said Breakaway Cycles Owner Gene Kirk.
There is a lot of new safety equipment that helps bicyclists stand out for drivers, like a flashing LED helmet, which drivers can see from 100 yards away.