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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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Make Your Bicycle Commute the Best

Posted on: Friday, November 4th, 2016

Riding a bicycle to work can save on gas while giving you exercise. By following a few tips, you can make your ride safe and enjoyable. Wear a helmet. They’re not just for kids. A lightweight helmet won’t interfere with your vision, and it can save you from a concussion if you take a fall. Dress for […]

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You Can Become an Advocate for Bicycle Safety

Posted on: Thursday, October 27th, 2016

If you ride a bike regularly, you’ve experienced the health benefits of biking. You’re healthier, and you enjoy the outdoors more often. And because you save on transportation costs, you have more money in your pocket, too! Like most experienced bikers, you value bicycle safety, but maybe you’ve realized that your community isn’t bike friendly. If […]

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What to Do When Even the Police Don’t Know Bicycle Laws

Posted on: Thursday, October 20th, 2016

We may tell ourselves that bicycle culture is growing each and every day, but the honest truth is that the majority of non-cyclists have literally no idea what to do when sharing the road with a bicycle, much less what cyclists are supposed to do. However, what happens when not even police officers are familiar […]

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Bicycle Accidents on the Rise In Chicago This Summer

Posted on: Friday, October 14th, 2016

Bicycling is on the rise, especially among twenty-somethings. Combine the benefits — great exercise, no fuel costs, maneuverability — and you’ve got a great way to get around. But along with the benefits, there are also plenty of risks such as low-visibility, failure to wear helmets, making risky maneuvers and taking unnecessary chances in the […]

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Are Your Bicycle Tires An Accident Waiting to Happen?

Posted on: Friday, October 7th, 2016

If you use your bicycle everyday to ferry yourself around town, your tires are enduring a lot of wear and tear. Even veteran cyclists fail to note the condition of their tires at times. However, a blowout of a bicycle tire can be just as dangerous as a blowout on a car tire, especially if […]

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Yet Again, Tragedy Proceeds Bicycle Law Reform

Posted on: Friday, September 30th, 2016

In Illinois, the state laws insist that cyclists have the same rights as automobile drivers. However, a fatality and a tossed traffic ticket proves how utterly wrong that is, but for long as Illinois joins other states prompted to sure up their cycling safety laws after a poorly handled bicycle accident. In October 2015, army veteran 68-year-old […]

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Cycling While Intoxicated – Is It Illegal?

Posted on: Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Say you have had a few rounds with your friends and it is time to go home. You know absolutely where you stand if you get behind the wheel of a car when you are above the legal limit, but what about your bike? Sure, watching drunk cyclists may be funny on YouTube, but it […]

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