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The Future of E-Bikes in the Bay Area

Posted on September 22, 2022 in Blog

If you’ve thought that it seems like e-bikes — pedal-assisted electric bicycles — are everywhere, you may be on to something. In metroplexes like the Bay Area, this mode of transportation is becoming ever popular. One estimate puts e-bike imports in the U.S. last year at 790,000, a 70% influx from 2020.  Analytical trends project…

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Basic Bicycle Maintenance You Should Know

Posted on September 7, 2022 in Blog

One of the best things about cycling, especially doing it regularly, is that it doesn’t require the kind of upkeep a car does. There are no regular trips to the mechanic for an oil change or worrying about windshield wiper fluid refills, but there is some basic bicycle maintenance that you should consider adding to…

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4 Things Cyclists Should Know About Our Healthcare System

Posted on September 2, 2022 in Blog

Hospital visits among cyclists are on the rise across the nation. In fact, an estimated 596,972 emergency room visits between 2008 and 2018 were due to bicycle crashes leading to possible traumatic brain injuries.  Landing in an emergency room, urgent care or doctor’s office because of a bicycle crash could leave you with months or…

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Do bicycles have to stop at stop signs?

Posted on August 22, 2022 in Blog,Law

It’s an all too familiar scenario: You’re cruising on your bike through a quiet residential neighborhood and there’s no traffic. You’re scanning the street you’re about to cross, there aren’t any cars ahead, but there’s a stop sign. Should you come to a complete stop?  It’s tempting to ride on through. But in California, the…

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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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