Some dogs are attracted to moving bikes, shiny spokes, spinning wheels, tires and chains. The question is this: If a dog runs after you while you are riding your bike, what is the best way to handle it? Having a dog or several dogs charging at you can be a very frightening experience. I know from experience how this feels, as it has happened to me on a few occasions. It is never a good idea to attempt to get away from a running dog. Dogs are hunters by nature and have an amazing ability to pick the right angle to catch you as you are riding. You are more likely to crash and then be confronted with an angry dog, not a good combination. You should safely come to a stop and put your bike between the dog and you. If you happen to carry around dog treats for occasions such as this, it would be a good time to throw one far away from you.
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