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New Year, New BART Rules for Bay Area Cyclists

Posted on January 16, 2024 in Bicycle News,Blog

Starting this year, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) gets a little friendlier toward commuters with bicycles across the San Francisco Bay Area.  “BART is going all in on bikes,” the agency wrote announcing that beginning this year bicycles will be allowed in all non-crowded train cars except the first car – bicycles were previously banned…

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E-Bikes vs. E-Scooters: Differences, Similarities, and Rules of the Road

Posted on January 12, 2024 in Blog

Commuting by two wheels is more popular in urban areas than ever before thanks to developing infrastructure, economic and environmental factors, and new technology. Even those with longer, more challenging commutes around the San Francisco Bay Area can enjoy the open road with the help of electric-assisted bicycles and scooters.  Having an extra push on…

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How A New California Disclosure Law Will Impact Bicycle Accident Cases

Posted on December 20, 2023 in Blog

A bevy of rules inside the courtroom and throughout the legal process can affect the way a bicycle accident case unfolds, so it’s to be expected that a new state law aiming to streamline and address dispute in the discovery process will prove to be relevant when it takes effect on January 1, 2024. Senate…

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Season of Giving: How to Spread Holiday Cycling Cheer Across the Bay Area

Posted on December 18, 2023 in Blog

The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the best places in the country to be a cyclist, and it’s thanks to many community organizations that make commuting, leisurely rides, and exercise such a joy.  This holiday season, you can help these organizations continue their work – from providing countless workshops for beginners to helping…

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How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Traumatic Brain Injury?

Posted on November 21, 2023 in Blog

A bicycle crash causing a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen in a matter of seconds, but the recovery process can take years — up to at least seven in some instances, scientists say in new research published earlier this year.  Neuro researcher Benjamin Brett, PhD, an assistant professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin…

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Is It Dangerous to Bicycle in the Rain?

Posted on November 13, 2023 in Blog,Safety

The San Francisco Bay Area gets its fair share of rainy weather. During winter months, parts of the region can see as much as 11 inches of precipitation per month, and adding up each rainy day per year equates to about a total of two months. This can make some rainy days a challenge to…

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