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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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Male Cyclists Are 8 Time More At Risk For Accidents

Posted on: Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Every time you take your bike on the road, you are at risk for an accident. For cyclists, the risk of accident is infinitely greater than even those who drive cars because the car-centric roadways are filled with drivers that don’t know how to drive safely around cyclists. However, even among that risk, apparently male […]

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Is a Vest Air Bag The Bike Safety Feature of the Future?

Posted on: Thursday, April 11th, 2019

B’Safe’s Vest Air Bag Typically you don’t see a lot of cycling innovation at CES, but this year, alongside its other technological marvels, B’Safe company showcased their vest air bag made specifically for cyclists. This vest comes in two parts, the electronic unit mounted to the saddle to pick up signals and an inflatable vest […]

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Spring Cleaning Your Bicycle

Posted on: Thursday, April 4th, 2019

If winter turned up and you locked your bicycle away, the most you will have to do come spring is wipe away a bit of dust. However, if you continued to use your bicycle throughout the winter, it is likely that it could use a bath. Similar to how a car builds up salt and […]

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