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Climate Change: The Role E-Bikes Could Play in the Cure

Posted on August 15, 2022 in Blog

California has been a leader in reducing pollution, especially from vehicles, but policies focusing on cleaner gasoline, carpooling, and incentivizing the switch to electric cars aren’t effective enough to curb climate change in cities where urban sprawl has created long commutes. The best solution, many experts now say, may be electric bicycles. E-bikes — bicycles…

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Resources for Bicyclists in the Bay Area

Posted on August 2, 2022 in Blog

There has never been a better time to be a cyclist in the Bay Area, and it’s getting better all the time. In 2021, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency counted a bevy of infrastructure improvements for the approximately 4.7 million bicycles hitting the streets every day.  Last year, there were 660 new bike racks…

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Tips and Tricks for Cycling in the Summer

Posted on July 27, 2022 in Blog

There are some things that just can’t be beat, like a warm summer day riding down the California coast. But that idyllic afternoon can easily be overshadowed by rising temperatures that make cycling feel more like a chore than a treat. “Exercising in the heat can lead to fatigue and at worse illness and injury,”…

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How to be a Courteous Cyclist

Posted on July 21, 2022 in Blog

Even if you’re not a seasoned cyclist, you likely know the basic rules of the road: obey traffic signs, use infrastructure as available, etc. These laws are designed to keep road users of all kinds as safe as possible, but there’s more we can do as cyclists to make the road a better and more…

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Good for Business: Bicycle Lanes & the Economy

Posted on July 12, 2022 in Blog

Imagine hopping on your bicycle and spinning along a bike lane down to your favorite café, boutique, or other local business. You’re unaffected by traffic and parking isn’t a problem. That’s the vision for neighborhoods in the Bay Area and across the country, because it makes city centers a great place to live, work and…

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Spinal Injuries: A Growing Concern For Cyclists 

Posted on July 7, 2022 in Blog

From the 1990s to the 2010s, the fatal crash rate for cyclists in San Francisco has been cut in half, thanks to more people hitting the road than ever before, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some serious safety risks when it comes to riding on two wheels.  Spinal injuries, which can be life-changing, are…

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What Makes California a Bicycle Friendly State

Posted on June 21, 2022 in Blog

For those who like to travel by two wheels, California is a great place to be. This year, the state ranked fourth in the nation, and third in the region, for being a bicycle-friendly place by The League of American Cyclists, which started the ranking of states in 2008. The league considers information that really…

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