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Month: August 2017

The Basic Rules of Locking Up a Bike

Posted on: Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Accidents aren’t the only way your bicycle can get damaged or destroyed. If you live in even a moderate-sized city, all you need to do to lose your bicycle is to leave it outside overnight without a lock. It probably won’t be there in the morning. However, if you know the basic rules of locking up a […]

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Had A Near-Miss With a Car? Study Shows You Are Not The Only One

Posted on: Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Even if you are just a casual road cyclist, everyone has one of those stories about how they almost go completely wrecked by a car. We like to call them “near-miss” accidents because they almost happened but didn’t. However, if you only know a limited number of cyclists, then you don’t know how common near-misses […]

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Bicycle Safety Inspection Checklist – Read Before Riding

Posted on: Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Before riding your bike, it’s important that you check to make sure that all of its parts are in perfect working order. Just one malfunctioning part can have dire consequences. Here is a bicycle safety checklist to take care of before riding out. Tires/Wheels Do the tires have enough air? Are there cuts or bulges in the […]

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Costs of Bicycle Accidents Increasing, Study Finds

Posted on: Thursday, August 10th, 2017

The medical costs of bicycle accidents have been rising dramatically, according to a new study by the University of California, San Francisco, which was recently published in the journal Injury Prevention. Since 1997, medical costs for emergency room and hospital admissions have been on the rise. Bicycle accidents have been rising tremendously. Over the course of 17 years, […]

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How to Ride Safely Around Pedestrians

Posted on: Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

For the majority of commuting cyclists, motor vehicles are the real danger. However, there are many times where cyclists are put at odds with pedestrians as well. While a crash with a pedestrian isn’t quite as dramatic, unlike with an automobile, both the cyclist and the pedestrian can get injured pretty badly. This is why it is important to […]

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