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Bike Sooner wants you to have a safe and courteous bike riding experience whether you're on campus or biking around Norman. You'll find valuable tips and rules about riding your bike below.

A big part of riding your bike on campus is alerting pedestrians about your approach. We encourage you to #BellDontYell by attaching a bell to your bicycle.

Contact the Bike Sooner team at to request your official Bike Sooner bike bell. Remember #BellDontYell!

Bike Techniques for Success

When cycling on campus or around town, it's important to know the rules of the road. Here are some rules and tips for sharing the road with pedestrians, motorists and other cyclists. 

Rules of the Road

  1. Know your local traffic laws.
  2. Obey traffic lights, signs, speed limits and lane markings.
  3. Cycle single file and on the right side of the road.
  4. Signal in advance of a turn.
  5. Yield to pedestrians and, as appropriate, other vehicles. 
  6. Make sure your bicycle is safely maintained.
  7. Don't wear headphones or earbuds.
  8. Wear a helmet and bright-colored clothes.
  9. At night, wear light-colored clothes and reflective gear.
  10. Equip your bicycle with reflectors.

Share the Road

  1. Be courteous and predictable.
  2. Be aware of pedestrians, drivers and other bicyclists.
  3. Ride far enough away from the curb to avoid the unexpected from parked cars.
  4. Keep control of your bicycle.
  5. Check behind you before changing lanes.
  6. Be aware of potholes, gravel, storm grates, road litter and other potential hazards.
  7. Securely attach books, clothes and other item to the bicycle or carry them in a backpack.
  8. Use bells or horns to alert pedestrians, drivers and other bicyclists.