As you’re preparing for you next ride, don’t forget to do the ABC Quick Check!

 

A IS FOR AIR

  • Inflate tires to the pressure listed on the side of the tire

  • Use a pressure gauge to insure proper pressure

  • Check for damage to the tire and replace if damaged


B IS FOR BRAKES

  • Inspect pads for wear, replace if < ¼” of pad left

  • Check pad adjustment, make sure they don’t rub tire

  • Look to see if you can fit your thumb between the brake lever handlebar when the brakes are squeezed all the way


C IS FOR CRANKS
& CHAINS

  • Pull your crank away from the bike, if loose, tighten the bolt

  • Check your chain to see if it is free of rust and gunk


  • Make sure your quick releases are all closed

  • They should be all pointing at the back of the bike, so that they don’t get caught on anything

QUICK RELEASE


Once you have checked everything, take a quick ride around to make sure everything works properly before embarking on your longer ride.

CHECK IT OVER