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Year: 2023

San Jose’s Good Karma Bikes Gives Back, Boosts Confidence

Posted on March 15, 2023 in Blog

We know that bicycles are good for the environment and our health, but a local bike shop proves that two wheels are also good for building community and self esteem. Good Karma Bikes started 13 years ago after Jim Gardner started fixing bicycles for people experiencing homelessness in St. James Park in downtown San Jose….

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Emerging PTSD Treatments May One Day Help Cyclists

Posted on March 10, 2023 in Blog

The injuries from a bad bicycle accident aren’t purely physical. Mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can also linger and be difficult to treat. But a new push in research could open up new treatment possibilities for people suffering from trauma. While there isn’t a lot of research…

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Street Sense: Road Rage and Cyclists

Posted on February 20, 2023 in Blog

The rate of cyclists in the Bay Area is increasing rapidly for a bevy of reasons, but that doesn’t mean our streets are always the friendliest of places for people on bicycles. Road rage is still an unfortunate occurrence for many.  This February, more than a dozen cyclists riding in the East Bay Bike Party…

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What to Expect From a Complicated Fracture Injury

Posted on February 14, 2023 in Blog

Fractures are among the most common injuries cyclists encounter in a bike crash, but it’s a common misconception that they heal faster than other bone-related injuries. In fact, cyclists are prone to experiencing complicated fractures, which can require surgeries, physical therapy and lots of patience throughout the healing process. Because a cyclist exposes more of…

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Bicycles Omnibus Bill Brings Exciting Changes For California Cyclists

Posted on January 23, 2023 in Blog

A new year brought new rules for cyclists in California. The Bicycles Omnibus Bill, which was passed in September by Gov. Gavin Newsom, went into effect Jan. 1. With it, comes some exciting and helpful safety updates. The legislative package brings four major changes for cyclists, and proponents of the bill (AB 1909) say the…

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