Tips for sharing the road because bikes are considerably smaller than other vehicles, it's important that everyone on the road take a few precautions in order to share the road safely. Her are a few tips to help you: Behind the handlebars suit up. Choose a helmet - the most important piece of safety equipment that meets Department of Transportation standards. Were other protective gear, like a suit or jacket, face shield, googles, boots and gloves. Ride sensibly. Know your personal limits and ride at a pace that's comfortable for you and within the speed. Build new riding skills through training and professional lessons.