Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) April 28, 2006
Whether it’s their hobby or their preferred choice of transportation, millions of people ride bicycles. Unfortunately, thousands suffer injuries each year due to collisions with cars and other accidents. Summer should be a relaxing and memorable season, which is why AP9 Passport to Fun, a leading entertainment discount membership program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, urges cyclists to ride safely.
AP9 Passport to Fun members enjoy significant savings at popular retailers and restaurants as well as on magazine subscriptions and a variety of home goods just by visiting DealPass. This convenient way to save money lets AP9 Passport to Fun members spend less money on purchases and more time on the bike trail.
With an AP9 Passport to Fun membership, you can save up to 20% -- on movie tickets, golf, home entertainment and that summer reading list. And remember with these cycling tips for an enjoyable and injury-free summer:
-- Think head first. Riders should always wear a properly fitting helmet, no matter how short the bike ride, to avoid catastrophic head injuries. The helmet should fit on the top of the head and not tip back. Immediately replace the helmet after a crash. Visit a cycling retailer for help with a proper fit.
-- Follow the road rules. Whether you’re riding four wheels or two, the same traffic rules apply. Bicyclists should ride in the same direction as traffic in the lane farthest to the right. Obey all traffic lights, signals and lane markings. Use hand signals to indicate braking, stopping and turns.
-- Maximize visibility. Wear brightly colored clothing when riding, no matter the time of day. Mount a white headlight on the handlebars or front area of the bike, and put a red light under the seat or above the rear fender. Reflective tape is an easy way to add visibility both on clothing and on a bicycle.
-- Ensure a safe family ride. Children on bicycles can present an unpredictable situation, mostly because kids don’t know traffic laws like adults do and because they’re unsupervised. Children should wear appropriately sized helmets and brightly colored clothing, too, as they’re less visible to motorists than adults. When out on a family jaunt, be sure to ride at a slower pace so the whole family stays together.
-- Tune it up. Like cars, bicycles require periodic maintenance. Before setting out on that summer afternoon ride, check brake pads and lines and the chain for wear. Wipe dirt off the chain with a clean rag; lubricate as needed.
So remember to ride safe and shop smart with budget-friendly discounts available from AP9 Passport to Fun.
About AP9 Passport to Fun
AP9 Passport to Fun is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AP9 Passport to Fun.