Road cycling is the most popular variation of cycling. Its performance ranges from utility cycling, recreational, and competitive racing. Road cyclist is bound to the same rules as automobiles and expected to comply with such.

For road cycling, a number of bikes are employed: racing bikes, utility bikes, BMX bikes. Road bikes’ aerodynamics and lightweight posit them as the second most efficient self-powered vehicle. Recumbent bicycles have superior aerodynamics. Due to their design, riders of a road bike might be hard to spot by passing automobiles. It is advisable to use reflective cyclist vest of bright colors to improve one’s visibility on the road.