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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Bike to Work Day is Friday. With thousands of participants and heavy rain predicted, here are some things you can do to protect yourself when bicycling in bad weather:

Visibility can be limited, so wear bright, waterproof clothing.

Front and rear fenders will keep you and your bike dry.

Make your turns slowly.

Most importantly for Friday, allow a greater distance for stopping as the roadways will likely be slick.

For more safety information, log on to http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/first-time-rider-info/bicycling-in-the-rain.

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