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What to do when you get in a bike accident

Posted on December 15, 2015 in About the process,Blog,Law,Safety

  Getting into a bicycle accident is often a scary and disorienting experience, and most people don’t know what they are supposed to do when it happens to them. There’s so much happening in one quick moment; most accidents come as a surprise, you might not yet be feeling any injuries or how severe they…

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Bay Area Biking – The 5 Best Trails

Posted on November 30, 2015 in Best Articles,Bicycle News,Blog,Law

  Any time you try to pull together a top 5 (or even a top 10) list of biking excursions in the Bay Area, you obviously will disappoint fans out there. To wit, in this post, we will not cover the amazing 10 mile jaunt through Portola Redwood State Park near Pescadero Creek, which shuttles…

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Bicycle Law of the Day: CVC 21453 (Steady Red Light)

Posted on January 13, 2015 in Law,Safety

The California Vehicle Code requires a cyclist facing a steady red light to come to a complete stop at a marked limit line, or if none is present, before entering the crosswalk on the nearest side of the intersection (CVC 21453).  If there is neither a marked limit line nor a crosswalk, a cyclist must stop before entering…

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Bicycle Law of the Day (CVC 21208 Permitted Movement from Bicycle Lane)

Posted on January 2, 2015 in Law,Safety

The California Vehicle Code allows bicycles to leave the bicycle lane in several circumstances, including, but not limited to (1) when overtaking and passing another bicycle, vehicle, or pedestrian, (2) When preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway, and (3) to avoid debris or other hazardous conditions. (CVC 21208). However, a cyclist leaving the…

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California Bicycle Law of the Day (CVC 21650)

Posted on January 2, 2015 in Law,Safety

The California Vehicle Code requires bicycles to ride the same direction as traffic. (CVC 21650)  If a cyclist finds himself or herself on the wrong block of a one-way street, he or she should walk the bicycle (unless sidewalk riding is safe and legal in that municipality). Riding a bicycle against traffic has been shown to…

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