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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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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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