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Category: Safety

Bike Accidents Without Helmets: Why Some Cyclists Don’t Wear a Helmet

Posted on March 15, 2017 in Blog,Safety

Most people riding bikes today have heard it again and again: the best way to protect your head is to wear a helmet while biking, and that riding your bike without a helmet is ridiculously dangerous. And — while we respect individual adults’ decisions regarding helmet use for themselves — having seen the heartbreaking impacts…

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Common Cyclist Knee Injuries and Pains Explained

Posted on February 15, 2017 in Blog,Safety

  Knee pain is one of the most common complaints of cyclists everywhere. And it’s no surprise why — when you’re pedaling your bike, your knees are basically in constant motion, which makes them especially susceptible to injuries, overuse, and wear and tear. Of course, knee pain has a wide variety of causes — some…

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A New Strategy for Reducing Air Pollution Exposure on Your Bike?

Posted on November 22, 2016 in Blog,Safety

  If you ride in downtown San Francisco with any regularity, you know what it feels like to get a face full of exhaust. When you ride your bike in the city, you’re doing great things for your health — getting aerobic exercise, building muscle, and increasing your lung capacity — but you’re also sometimes…

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Avoid a Bike Accident: How To Handle Roadside Conflict

Posted on November 8, 2016 in Blog,Safety

  Riding your bike in the city unfortunately sometimes means confrontation with pedestrians, fellow cyclists, and especially drivers who aren’t too happy to see you on “their” roads. These factors often put cyclists at risk for a bike accident in San Francisco. In many cases, these altercations can be alleviated with a little bit of…

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Bike Accident Advice: How to Avoid Deadly Commercial Vehicles

Posted on November 1, 2016 in Blog,Safety

  Sometimes even the best bike accident advice can’t prepare you for avoiding commercial vehicles. If you’ve ever been riding alongside an eighteen wheeler down a tight San Francisco street, then you know the fear of being so exposed and small next to such an enormous vehicle. The driver can’t see you, can’t hear you,…

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How To Prevent The Most Common Cycling Injuries

Posted on October 27, 2016 in Safety

  Riding your bike is a great way to stay in shape and help reduce your impact on the environment. But even the best activities have their downsides, and unfortunately for cyclists, riding your bike will most likely mean eventually encountering cycling injuries if you ride consistently. Cycling injuries can range from minor annoyances to…

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