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Do You Have to Ride Single File When Cycling?

Posted on: Friday, September 21st, 2018

Single File Cycling Cycling is good for both the body and the mind as well as an environmentally friendly way to travel. However, it is also better with a friend. If you travel the same scenery every day, having someone to talk to can help keep things fresh. Yet while cycling, can you ride next […]

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Drinking and Cycling

Posted on: Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Drinking and Cycling By this point, everyone should know better than to drink and drive. A car can cause a lot of damage even at a low speed, and thus, should only be driven when in a sober state of mind. However, the law in most states is a touch fuzzier when it comes to […]

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The Idaho Stop is Stopping by Other States

Posted on: Friday, September 7th, 2018

Bicycle Laws Bike laws are always transforming. Sometimes they focus on the safety requirements for bicyclists, such as under what circumstances a helmet is mandatory or when bicyclists should stay off the road. Other times, the laws are about penalties and precedents: some behaviors (like walking to cross a pedestrian lane) automatically put the burden […]

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What Should You Do When Your Bike is not a Bike?

Posted on: Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Bikes aren’t just bikes anymore. There are hundreds of variations available once you cross ‘car’ off of your list of preferred default vehicle. But it can be difficult to know what the legal situation is involving your bicycle. A Segway, an e-bike, and a unicycle have a lot in common, but the law enforcement pulling […]

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Bike Safety Tips: Unexpected Ways to Stay Safe on Your Bike

Posted on: Friday, August 17th, 2018

Riding your bike can be dangerous, and that’s usually the fault of people driving in cars. Even so, it’s better to be safe than to be hurt but have the right of things. Here are three surprising bike safety tips to keep in mind: 1. Hog the road. There’s something about being on a bike […]

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California Leads the Nation in Serious Bicycle Accidents

Posted on: Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Bicycle accidents don’t just involve children taking a tumble. Serious accidents involving bicycles occur more frequently than you might realize. In fact, according to a story in the L.A. Times, in 2014, the Governors Highway Safety Association commissioned a report which showed that California led the nation in the number of cycling accidents that resulted […]

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2 Technicalities to Know About California Bike Paths

Posted on: Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

The nature of biking is always changing. Many commuters are switching to bicycles for a healthy alternative route. Some bicyclists are also switching to electric or assisted bikes that operate both like a traditional bike and a motorized one. The concept of “biking” is also expanding to include the idea of mainstream electric scooters. But […]

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3 Dangerous Spots for Cycling in Residential Areas

Posted on: Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Every city has a slightly different biking environment, and that extends to the local laws and ordinances at play. Some cities require bicyclists to stay on the road if they’re over the age of thirteen. Some cities allow and even prefer,  sidewalk cycling in specific areas. But even if you’re well-versed in your town’s preferred […]

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4 Tips for Choosing a Safe Route for Riding Your Bike

Posted on: Friday, July 20th, 2018

When it comes to bicycle safety, it’s not just important how you ride your bike, but also where you ride it. Here are some tips for riding your bike in the right places. Choose a Quieter Route If there are two routes, one which crosses many busy intersections and another that goes on side roads, […]

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6 Bicycle Safety Tips Every Cyclist Should Know

Posted on: Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Are you an avid bike rider or just getting started? Bike riding is beneficial in many ways. It is also an affordable alternative to cars. Here are some bicycle safety tips for safe riding. Use a Bell It’s not just enough to use lights and reflective gear. You need a bell as well. This can […]

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