Seven Safe Steps for Bicycling this Summer

  Ready to ride? Here are seven steps to make your bicycle trip this summer safe. Step One: Make Sure it Fits Wearing a shoe that isn’t the right size is uncomfortable, and bikes work in a similar way. If you are buying or renting a new bike, make sure that the bike is not […]

The Importance of Upgrading Your Bike Helmet

So, you have a sturdy bike helmet from a few years ago. Do you really need a new bike helmet? It’s true that most bicycle helmets made within the past decade do an excellent job of protecting riders. On the other hand, however, newer models of bike helmets have been designed to protect riders based […]

Top Injuries that Happen During Summer Vacations

Make your summer fun last by avoiding these common summer vacation injuries. Food Poisoning Whether you’re trying new foods in exotic locations, or packing your own for a road trip or camping, don’t get so caught up in relaxing and having fun that you ruin your good times with food poisoning. When visiting strange places, […]

Biking to Work Increases 60%

Just in time for National Bike Month, the U.S. Census Bureau has released its first report that focuses solely on bicycling and walking to work. According to the report, the number of people bicycling to work has increased by about 60% since the 2000 Census. Walking to work has increased, too, but not nearly as […]

Bicycle Safety Tips to Avoid Accidents

Spring is in the air, and with it the urge to enjoy the great outdoors. For many, this means cycling. But did you know that, on average, two people are killed each day in the United States in bicycle/motor vehicle crashes? Many serious injuries also occur. It makes sense then to understand the rules of […]

4 Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

More than 80% of motorcycle accidents result in injury or death to the motorcyclist, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The importance of wearing the proper gear cannot be overstated. Helmets get the most press, but you also need the right gloves, jackets, pants, and boots to protect your entire body. Here […]

Should You Share the Road with Bicycles?

On most roads, the law says you have to, but just because something is “the law” doesn’t always mean it is a good idea. The question of whether cars and bicycles should be sharing the road, and how, is a hotly debated topic. While there are plenty of drivers and bicyclists who are willing to […]

What to do After a Bike Accident

After a bicycle accident there are certain things that you need to do to protect your health and safety and your legal rights. Bike accident injuries can be very expensive, even if you do not think you are hurt immediately after your accident while your adrenaline is still pumping. Take these steps to ensure that […]

National Bike Month: Bike Safety Checklist

May is National Bike Month. Whether you are a hard-core enthusiast, bike to work or school on a regular basis, or just like to tool around on your bicycle occasionally, you need to make sure your bike is in good, safe working condition. Tires Properly inflated (correct inflation is printed on the side of the […]