Bike riding can be convenient, healthy and fun, but make sure you consider safety first before you go out on a ride.

FOX's Colleen Cappon has some bike safety tips in this edition of "Housecall for Health":

With new city bike programs popping up all over the country, officials are urging bicyclists to ride safely.

All bicycles should be equipped with a headlight, even if you don't plan on riding at night. Have reflectors on both bikes and clothing, and never ride on the sidewalk -- it makes you vulnerable to cars pulling out of parking lots or driveways, and puts you and pedestrians at risk for collision.

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Housecall for Health, I'm Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.