The Basics -Check Your Tire Pressure.
And be reasonable when doing this. Tire Pressure plays a very important role in how your bike will ride and perform.
Traction is Everything!
tip::. Different riding environments, as in weather conditions, rider sizes, and terrain, should always be taken into account when setting your tire pressure.
Tighten Your Quick Releases.
Simple Yes, but with grave consequences if gone unchecked.
Lube Your Chain.
Duh Right? Well you would not believe how many squeaky pivots turn out to be dry chains.
tip::. Proper bike maintenance is crucial to the performance of your bike. If your chain gets wet, lube it. It your bike sits for a month, check the tire pressure. If it's something you just don't feel comfortable doing, then take your bike down to your local bike shop and have them do it.