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Could the Way You Turn Be an Accident Waiting to Happen?

Posted on: Friday, January 13th, 2017

If you are just starting off with biking in high traffic areas, there is so much to learn. However, people rarely think that the way they ride their bike is one of them. This has led to even seasoned veteran cyclists not focusing so much on how they ride so long as they follow the […]

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New York City Now Using 311 and Open Data to Track Bicycle Law Blockers

Posted on: Friday, January 6th, 2017

New York City has often been a major hub of trendsetters, and now it is giving cyclists, at least in this big city, a new trend to show off. Now in New York City, people can report others who block bike lanes with their cars through the 311 system. That same data will also go online. This […]

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Can the Justice System Ever Be Balanced For Cyclists?

Posted on: Thursday, December 29th, 2016

If you have never been in a bicycle accident involving another driver (or even cyclist), then you are pretty lucky. However, if you use your bicycle almost every day for your commute, then you have likely had a few near misses by now. Unfortunately, for those who have ever been the victim of a road crime while […]

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New Bike Lock That Will Make Bike Thefts Vomit

Posted on: Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Bicycle theft is common in many larger cities and often a crime that doesn’t get much attention from law enforcement. Typically bike thieves are successful and remain at large for long period of time. However, it seems like one bike lock company is giving cyclists a way to protect their property without standing guard at […]

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How the Dutch Reach Can Reduce Bicycling Accidents

Posted on: Friday, December 16th, 2016

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA“) estimates that more than 50,000 cyclists suffer injuries every year, with more than 700 of those resulting in fatalities. Cyclists who regularly ride in traffic can take every precaution to prevent collisions with motorized vehicles, yet those collisions continue to happen as motorists get distracted or fail to […]

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Verbal Communication During Group Rides

Posted on: Friday, December 9th, 2016

Going for a group road ride is a great way to get some exercise and meet new friends. Before you go, you should know some commonly used phrases that cyclists use to communicate with the group. Typically, one person calls out when they notice something the rest of the group should know about. Then, the […]

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Should You Be Using Bicycle Mirrors?

Posted on: Friday, December 2nd, 2016

No matter where you do it, bicycling allows for a lot of freedoms. You can modify your bike and any accessories to make it uniquely yours. However, one of the lesser used bicycle accessories is bike mirrors. These can be attached to your handlebars or poking out from your helmet. Ideally, these mirrors allow you to see behind you […]

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The Importance of Witnesses in Bicycle Accidents

Posted on: Monday, November 28th, 2016

Being hit while on your bike is a pretty traumatic experience, and hopefully it will never happen to you. However, if it does, after checking if you and the driver are alright, you need to make sure you have a witness available to you if any injuries or damages occur. Ideally, in the event of an […]

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The 4 Rules of Safe City Biking

Posted on: Friday, November 18th, 2016

Bicycle safety is pretty basic when there aren’t too many cars around. However, when you take your bicycle into even a moderate-sized city, the rules change. Cars still rule the road there, and you need to know how to handle them safely because you better believe most cars don’t know how to handle a cyclist […]

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New Bicycle Laws Give Cyclists Better Elevator Access

Posted on: Friday, November 11th, 2016

Three new bicycling laws were passed in New York last week that aimed at giving cycling commuters better access throughout the city’s many buildings. The three laws are aimed at the access of bicycles in office and residential buildings where they once may have been barred. Previously, business owners could bar bicycles being brought into elevators, but […]

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