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CityConnect – The Augmented Reality App for Cyclists

Posted on: Thursday, May 25th, 2017

There is no denying that cycling is a greener way to travel, but not everyone can keep an interest in it for a prolonged amount of time. Well, the creators of CityConnect at the University of Bradford mean to change that. CityConnect is an augmented reality app that is created purely for cyclists in order […]

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What Every Cyclist Should Check before Hitting the Road

Posted on: Thursday, May 18th, 2017

When it comes to bicycle safety, not only do you need to know how to stay safe on the road, but a big part of that is making sure your bicycle is safe to ride. By performing a simple pre-ride check each time you are getting ready to head out can make sure that you […]

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Three Skills to Master Before Road Cycling

Posted on: Thursday, May 11th, 2017

There is a reason that you hear about bicycling accidents in the city so often. It is because road cycling is one of the most dangerous things a cyclist can do. The honest truth is that very few drivers know how to deal with sharing the road with a cyclist, and it is that lack […]

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3 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Bicycle Helmet

Posted on: Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Around three-quarters of all bicycle-related deaths are caused by head injuries, which is why it’s not just important to wear a helmet, it’s important to wear it correctly. Here are some helmet safety tips for a safe bicycle ride. Keep It Fastened Securely In the case of an accident, your helmet needs to stay on […]

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What Are Your Rights as a Cyclist?

Posted on: Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Some states have them written down, other states don’t. However, if you are a cyclist, you have certain rights to ride your bicycle. It is not illegal unless otherwise posted and drivers have to respect your right to do it. So if you have certain rights, what are they? The rights of a cyclist include: […]

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Michigan Roads Potentially Made Safer for Cyclists By New 5-Foot Buffer Rule

Posted on: Thursday, April 20th, 2017

If you are cycling the road in Michigan this year, your ride could become significantly safer than it has been. Well, at least if a potential bill gets made into law. This new bill is currently in legislature which would require drivers to give more breathing room to cyclists as well as adding enhanced safety […]

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Why Are There So Many Cycling Accidents in San Francisco’s Castro Neighborhood?

Posted on: Thursday, April 13th, 2017

For those who live along 17th Street in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood, they are more than familiar with the area’s long history with cycling accidents. Almost every week there is an accident involving a cyclist and a vehicle, and now as the city is finally looking into the concentration, it leaves people asking the same […]

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How to Deal with Fear After a Bicycling Accident

Posted on: Thursday, April 6th, 2017

If you have never been in a bicycling accident, then you don’t understand that there are things that are much more jarring than the injuries suffered. Accidents of any kind can be traumatic incidents, and afterwards there is a certain amount of fear when returning to normal activities. While injuries can heal, the mental scars […]

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California Law Bans Headphones for Cyclists

Posted on: Thursday, April 6th, 2017

If you are a cyclist cruising down your regular cycling strip to work in California with your headphones on and your favorite songs blaring through them, as of the first of the year, you have officially been breaking the law. Unaware cyclists are already finding punishment over this new law that some call overbearing. According to […]

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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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