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When a bicycle meets a driverless car

Posted on: Friday, April 1st, 2016

What happens when a bicyclist encounters a “driverless” car? That’s probably not a big concern now, but as technology continues to evolve, the day may come when cyclists and bicycle law will have to adapt to driverless (or “self-driving”) cars. There’s not much hard data yet, but one anecdote indicates the cyclist might have the upper hand. […]

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Bicycle Safety: How to Dress Properly for Cycling

Posted on: Thursday, March 24th, 2016

There are a lot of bicycle safety “rules” for you to keep in mind if you want to stay safe while you’re out on the road. One thing that you might not be putting enough thought into, for example, is what you wear when you hop on your bike. Ensuring that you dress properly, however, can help keep you […]

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Biking Enthusiasts May Want to Consider Safety Issues Before Buying Green

Posted on: Friday, March 18th, 2016

Biking has always been considered an eco-friendly activity for obvious reasons. But today’s entrepreneurs are finding ways to make it even greener. You might ask, “How is that even possible?” Well it starts like everything else, with the foundation. An increasing number of people feel it’s time to toss the metal frames away and go with […]

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Ventura County’s Bicycle Laws Aren’t Enough to Protect Riders’ Lives or Wallets

Posted on: Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Do you know which bicycle laws apply in Ventura County, specifically Oxnard? If not, better boost your biking IQ before that next ride. The local police frequently conduct random stops and the city has seen its share of fatal accidents too. One of the more recent tragedies took place in a popular cycling area on January 26th, […]

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Biking with Buds? Better Think Twice Before Putting Those Feet to the Pedals

Posted on: Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Throughout the day, many of us undoubtedly reach for the ear buds. Maybe we want to zone out on the trip home or psych ourselves up for a long cycling trip. Either way, it’s a habit that could cost Californians dearly in the weeks to come. As ABC7News reported in early January 2016, there are ear bud […]

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Are You Thinking of Biking Out of Town Once Spring 2016 Begins?

Posted on: Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Chances are many of you are already thinking about where to go biking this spring. There’s a lot that traditionally goes into planning a trip but trail safety and surviving biking accidents are generally not two of them. However, they most certainly should be on every traveling biker’s mind. The same case may be made for regional […]

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Bicycle Laws Regarding Helmets

Posted on: Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Many medical and other professionals agree that wearing a helmet prevents or reduces serious head injury to riders who have collisions. Surprisingly, no state bicycle law requires adult cyclists to wear a helmet, and only 22 require younger cyclists to wear them, usually up to age 16. By contrast, 47 states have motorcycle helmet laws, and 19 […]

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Animal Collisions: Beware of Fauna and Fowl When You Are On Your Bike

Posted on: Thursday, February 11th, 2016

A quick Google search of bicycle-animal encounters suggests that more than 10% of all cyclist accidents are caused by collisions with animals or other objects. In a more extreme example, a cyclist in a Chicago suburb was recently hospitalizedafter colliding with a goose. In that case, the hospitalized cyclist was riding with a group when a goose took flight out […]

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Lights Also Important in Daytime to Avoid Bicycle Accidents

Posted on: Friday, February 5th, 2016

As a cyclist, it’s easy to overlook the significance of being highly visible in daylight. However, that’s when most fatal bicycle accidents occur, according to the National Traffic Highway Administration, so daytime bicycle lights are an important safety feature. In fact, one group, Cycling PEI of Prince Edward Island, is pushing to make daytime running lights for cyclists mandatory, according […]

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3 Tips to Avoid Bicycle Accidents

Posted on: Thursday, January 28th, 2016

If you use a bicycle as your primary mode of transportation or like biking as a fun hobby or a great form of exercise, one thing that you might worry about is bicycle accidents. As you probably already know, a bicycle accident can lead to serious injury — or even death. Luckily, following a few simple […]

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