How alcohol impact your ability to bike safely

As the most vulnerable vehicle user on the road, you need to use 100% of your senses while cycling. If you make the decision to cycle under the influence of alcohol, your decision making will be impaired and so will your physical abilities.

How does alcohol affect cyclists?

Alcohol impacts your depth perception, your reaction time and your control of the bike itself. You need all your skills when you're riding the least visible vehicle on the road. You're also doing a physical activity, and the effects of alcohol can increase when you're active versus when you're sitting down and not operating a bicycle.

Use the same precautions for cycling as you would any other vehicle. It doesn't matter if you're operating a motorcycle, bicycle, or any other motor vehicle; find a designated driver or alternative safe route home if you're impaired.