Cycling in traffic can seem daunting for even the most experienced of riders. Although many cyclists may feel intimidated by motor vehicles, a few simple tips to help increase your awareness will help you feel much more confident and become a natural part of the flow of traffic. Taking the time to practice your bike handling skills is important to ensure that when you enter traffic, you are able to make clear and confident decisions and follow them through. If you don't feel confident, take some time to practice riding on bike paths or in parks until you feel ready. It's OK to be cautious on the roads but there's no reason to be afraid of them provided you stay alert and aware of yourself and others.