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Bicycle Checklists: Does Yours Include Everything Needed to Stay Safe?

Posted on: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

When’s the last time you checked the tension on your bike chain or oiled the gearing? If it’s been more than six months, time to brush up on your bicycle safety. They are two tasks that should be on every cyclist’s safety checklist and there’s more. If you’re not sure of the others, we’d suggest signing up […]

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Bicycle Safety and Negligence Questions Largely Remain Unanswered

Posted on: Thursday, March 16th, 2017

It’s a well-known fact that accidents involving distracted or otherwise negligent drivers happen often. Sometimes the drivers hit other vehicles or pedestrians. Other times, it’s an unsuspecting cyclist that ends up injured. There are laws and bicycle safety measures in place to help prevent these types of occurrences but none that address self-driving vehicles. That’s one of […]

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Biking’s Benefits Exceeds Expectations When Accidents Aren’t a Factor

Posted on: Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Everyone knows biking is beneficial to one’s health but do you really know how advantageous it can be? Until recently, even the scientific community didn’t fully understand the benefits. But, thanks to a long series of studies, they’re starting to appreciate the scope and breadth of the activity’s positive aspects. In 2016, scientific journals published the results of […]

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Proposed New Law Would Allow Cycling on Sidewalks in Sacramento

Posted on: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

If you already didn’t know, cycling on sidewalks is illegal in most cities. Many even have fines ready for cyclist that break that law, but in Sacramento, the cycling residents of the city came to city council to discuss a new law that would allow more cycling on sidewalks to provide a safe environment for cyclists. As it stands […]

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Study Suggest Idaho Stop is Safer for Cyclists

Posted on: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The Idaho Stop – It may be a strange colloquialism to many, but for many more it is used to describe rolling through a stop sign instead of stopping fully. While many cyclists are guilty of engaging in an “Idaho Stop,” a new DePaul University study suggests it might actually be safer than coming to […]

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Bicycle Accidents Caused By Animals: Cyclists May Have Legal Recourse

Posted on: Thursday, February 16th, 2017

In most bicycle accidents, the cause can be attributed to a handful of things. Among the top five are driver error, cyclist error, hazardous conditions, faulty equipment and medical emergency (e.g. sudden heart attack). However, as a Florida Today reporter pointed out earlier this year, animals may cause bicycle accidents too. Accidents Involving Domestic Animals […]

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Kudos to Advisory Groups Working Tirelessly to Perfect Bicycle Laws

Posted on: Thursday, February 9th, 2017

In previous months, we discussed bicycle laws across the country, including those that pertain to California. So we’re taking a moment this week to follow-up on what’s taking place in San Diego. You may have already heard but our neighbors have opted to adopt a Bicycle Advisory Committee. It’s initial adoption and recent changes were […]

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Biking Fans and Industry Members Flip Their Helmets over the News

Posted on: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

In late November 2016, biking magazines and bloggers started talking enthusiastically about a new invention currently being tested across the pond. It’s a cycling helmet. We know, cycling helmets aren’t new but this one is because of the materials used in its design. The creator went with something many in the cycling industry weren’t expecting, recycled paper. Paper […]

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Extra Accessories That Increase Cycling Safety

Posted on: Friday, January 27th, 2017

Everyone knows that one of the key ways of staying safe when riding in traffic is to wear clothes that allow you to be seen. However, while lights and bright cloths will help cars see you, that is not the only way to stay safe on the road. While not mandatory, there are some extra accessories that […]

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Study Find Cyclists Have Higher Accident Risk When intersections Aren’t Right Angles

Posted on: Friday, January 20th, 2017

If you cycle every day, then you are already aware that intersections pose a huge risk to your safety on the road. If you haven’t read the statistics, then you found out firsthand how careless cars are to your rights at these junctions. However, a new study finds that not only are bicycle accidents more likely at […]

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