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Month: February 2016

Are You Thinking of Biking Out of Town Once Spring 2016 Begins?

Posted on: Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Chances are many of you are already thinking about where to go biking this spring. There’s a lot that traditionally goes into planning a trip but trail safety and surviving biking accidents are generally not two of them. However, they most certainly should be on every traveling biker’s mind. The same case may be made for regional […]

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Bicycle Laws Regarding Helmets

Posted on: Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Many medical and other professionals agree that wearing a helmet prevents or reduces serious head injury to riders who have collisions. Surprisingly, no state bicycle law requires adult cyclists to wear a helmet, and only 22 require younger cyclists to wear them, usually up to age 16. By contrast, 47 states have motorcycle helmet laws, and 19 […]

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Animal Collisions: Beware of Fauna and Fowl When You Are On Your Bike

Posted on: Thursday, February 11th, 2016

A quick Google search of bicycle-animal encounters suggests that more than 10% of all cyclist accidents are caused by collisions with animals or other objects. In a more extreme example, a cyclist in a Chicago suburb was recently hospitalizedafter colliding with a goose. In that case, the hospitalized cyclist was riding with a group when a goose took flight out […]

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Lights Also Important in Daytime to Avoid Bicycle Accidents

Posted on: Friday, February 5th, 2016

As a cyclist, it’s easy to overlook the significance of being highly visible in daylight. However, that’s when most fatal bicycle accidents occur, according to the National Traffic Highway Administration, so daytime bicycle lights are an important safety feature. In fact, one group, Cycling PEI of Prince Edward Island, is pushing to make daytime running lights for cyclists mandatory, according […]

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