Cyclist warns riders and drivers to be cautious

Cyclist warns riders and drivers to be cautious
One South Georgia cyclists is warning riders and drivers to use caution on the roads. (Source: WALB)
Special equipment can help cyclists stand out to drivers on the roadways. (Source: WALB)
Special equipment can help cyclists stand out to drivers on the roadways. (Source: WALB)
Gene Kirk (Source: WALB)
Gene Kirk (Source: WALB)

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.

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