How to Share the Road with Bicyclists

Bicycle

A big part of being an all-around safe driver is knowing how to share the road with bicyclists. Whether it’s the start of spring or the tail end of fall, cyclists will be out on the roads with you, and it’s important that you know how to ensure their safety and your own.

Leave four feet of space

 

When passing a cyclist, the law requires that you always leave at least four feet of space between your vehicle and the bike. If it is not possible to create this much space, then you should not make any attempt to pass until it is possible to do so safely and legally.

Yield to bicyclists

 

Bicyclists should be treated as automobiles, which means that they should be yielded to just as you would yield to another vehicle. Give cyclists the right of way and grant them extra time when crossing intersections.

Be aware of your surroundings

 

Even after you have passed a cyclist, you should remain aware of their presence on the road. Look for cyclists when you are parked as well as when you are in motion, watching for them when you open car doors or when you park your vehicle.

Remain extra cautious of young cyclists

 

Children on bicycles will be unpredictable in comparison to the experienced adult. Because of this, it’s important for drivers to slow down when driving near young cyclists, and to expect them not to follow traffic laws.

If you yourself are a cyclist and want to equip your Honda with accessories to aid in your hobby, stop into Jack Matia Honda.

Our Favorite Fall Festivals in Northeast Ohio

Fall Is Here

 

The school year has started, and fall is arriving right on schedule with crisp air and changing leaves. If you’re looking for some autumnal fun to have with your family this season, be sure to check out these fall festivals in northeast Ohio this year:

Apple Butter & Cider Festival

 

Head west to Lake Farmpark on Sep. 22-23 this year for the annual Apple Butter & Cider Festival. If you love all things apple — from apple pie to apple juice — you can’t miss it! You can sample a variety of apple ciders and try your

hand at pressing your own. Pro tip: Don’t leave without tasting the unique and delicious Apple Slushy!

3rd Annual Kuchta Farms Fall Fest

 

On Sep. 29-30, head to Kuchta Farms in Newton Falls for their third annual fall fest, an event that is quickly becoming one of the favorite fall festivals in Northeast Ohio. Corn mazes, hayrides, fresh kettle corn, and more — Kuchta Falls has all the fixings for down-home fall fun.

Heritage Harvest Pumpkin Festival

 

Do you have a history buff in your family? Or are you the history buff looking for an excuse to drag your crew to a museum with you? Whatever the case, you’ll have a great time at the Heritage Harvest Pumpkin Festival from Oct. 6-7 at the Brunswick Area Historical Society. You can tour the museum, take a hayride, pick a pumpkin, and shop around at the farmer’s market. The best part? 2018 marks the second-annual Canine Costume contest!

There’s so much to do in northeast Ohio over the autumn, but there’s really only one right way to get around: in a fresh new Honda that you’ve driven off the lot at Jack Matia Honda.

Things to Do in Summer in Lorain County

Summer in Lorain County
Summer in Lorain County

Traveling is a great way to spend summer, but Lorain County is home to several local gems that make it a wonderful place to stay. Whether you’re a local resident or traveling from afar, there’s plenty to see and do to make your summer vacation a memorable one. Here are a few ways to enjoy summer in Lorain County according to us here at Jack Matia Honda!

  • Altitude Trampoline Park – Lorain County is getting a new Altitude Trampoline Park this summer! With a massive indoor jumping space and a variety of activities, including dodge ball and competitive jumping, this is the perfect spot for locals and those just passing through. Plan a birthday party while traveling or stop in to enjoy a day of fun for all ages and group sizes!
  • Allen Memorial Art Museum – Now celebrating its centennial anniversary, the Allen Memorial Art Museum features more than 14,000 words of all cultures and history. A vital resource for Oberlin College and the surrounding community alike, there’s plenty to see and experience at this museum.
  • 103rdOhio Volunteer Infantry Civil War Museum – Those in search of a day in the air conditioning will find no better place than the 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Civil War Museum. The museum is home to a vast number of Civil War artifacts and is dedicated to those who served from 1861 to 1865.