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Rancho Mirage Debuts Plan to Improve Cyclist and Pedestrian Safety

Posted on: Monday, August 12th, 2019

City officials in Rancho Mirage are working to keep cyclists safer while improving the quality of local thoroughfares and sidewalks. City officials hired AECOM, a traffic consultant, to develop a best practices plan for improving Rancho Mirage’s network of bicycle lanes, sidewalks and cart paths. The 40-page plan was presented in July to the Rancho […]

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Bicycle Clearance Laws

Posted on: Friday, June 28th, 2019

Many states have laws requiring motorists to keep a safe distance when passing bicycles on the road. Where these laws exist, the distance is usually three feet. Some places require more. There’s no doubt that keeping a reasonable distance is necessary for safety. The question is how much these bicycle clearance laws help. Inadequate clearance is a […]

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Avoiding Neck Pain While Cycling

Posted on: Friday, June 21st, 2019

Cycling is a great way to get around and is excellent exercise. However, people are not designed to ride a bicycle in such a way as to avoid neck and other pain. According to Cycling Weekly, people who ride bicycles for any protracted length of time are courting something called Shermer’s Neck. The constant jiggles and vibrations […]

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Valuing a Cyclist’s Personal Injury Claim

Posted on: Friday, June 14th, 2019

Cyclists are protected by the same laws that affect anyone using a road or sidewalk, and accidents can happen no matter how many safety precautions are taken. When cyclists are injured on a public road or sidewalk, they are usually able to claim compensation. Cyclists are often awarded compensation for injuries involving: defective or faulty […]

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Why Pedaling Fast Doesn’t Make You Go Faster

Posted on: Friday, June 7th, 2019

High cadence – it is something that a few cyclists took away from Lance Armstrong. You watched him pedal his little heart out to win, and for many that translated to pedaling fast makes you go faster. However, what trips up many recreational cyclists is you don’t need to pedal like a maniac to go […]

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Is Your City Bikeable?

Posted on: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

If you ride in your city, you may think it has pretty decent bikeability. After all, you get around alright. However, not every city that people ride their bike in is considered bikeable. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a checklist for local riders to access the bikeability of their town. This checklist covers […]

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What Happens If a Bicycle Accident is Caused By a Recalled Part?

Posted on: Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Unlike automobiles, bicycles use significantly less parts to function. This cuts down on the likelihood that a part will be faulty, but a single faulty part in a bicycle can cause the same danger as a faulty part in a car. This is why bike owners need to take the same care when a part […]

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10 Safety Tips for Rural and Suburban Road Cycling

Posted on: Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Whether cycling for fitness or just for enjoyment on a nice day, road cycling can be fun and rewarding, but sharing the road with automobiles is not risk-free. The following ten safety tips, while applicable for urban commuting or riding as well, are specifically geared toward rural and suburban road riding, where the benefits of […]

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Fix-it-Tickets: New Bicycle Helmet Law

Posted on: Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

New California Law California Highway Patrol has always been advocates for the safety of all forms of transportation, for all ages. Yet, they are now making efforts to increase the safety for children. While those of any age should be riding safely, there is a new law designated for those under the age of 18. […]

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Does Your Helmet Actually Protect You in an Accident?

Posted on: Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Let’s get this out of the way – your helmet is important and you should wear it every time you head out. Unfortunately, you need to know that your helmet may not actually give you the protection that you need. Helmet Testing In the United States, helmet testing is still using techniques and guidelines set […]

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