CALIFORNIA BICYCLE NEWS AND CYCLING SAFETY TIPS BLOG

5 Essential Bike Safety Rules for Kids

There are few things we associate more with a happy childhood than riding a bike. Teaching bicycle safety to your kids is a great way to help them develop good habits early in life. Here are five essential bike safety rules for kids to make sure these childhood rides stay safe: Bicycle Safety Rule #1: Make Sure the Helmet Fits Helmets are the single best way to prevent a minor accident from becoming a major injury. You and your child should always ride with a helmet. Make sure that the helmet fits. Also, ensure that the helmet fastens properly.  You don’t want the helmet coming loose while your child is riding. A snug fit is your best bet. Help your kid build this habit and you are halfway there. Bicycle Safety Rule #2: Stay on the Sidewalk As an adult, you probably want to avoid sidewalks and stick to bike…
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What Are the Health Benefits of Riding a Bike?

There are many benefits to riding a bike, including financial and environmental benefits. One of the best things about cycling is that it is a fun way to improve your health. Health Benefits of Riding a Bike There are so many health benefits of riding a bike, but we want to share a few of the best ones. Is Riding a Bike Good Cardio Exercise? Riding a bike is a great source of cardio, which promotes a strong heart. A study by Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise shows that people who are active daily are 31 percent less likely to have high blood pressure and other heart-related issues. Cycling and Mental Health Cycling, like most other exercises, has been proven to promote mental acuity. Cycling can even fight off brain diseases like Alzheimer’s. Cycling is also good for controlling symptoms of disorders like ADD in children. Does Cycling…
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6 Tips for Beginner Bike Riders

Are you thinking of jumping into cycling? Whether for your commute, exercise or simply for fun, cycling is an incredibly versatile activity. There is no better place on Earth for it than sunny San Diego. Here are some tips for beginner bike riders to help you get the most out of your ride. Tip #1: Choosing the Right Bicycle There are different types of bikes depending on your activity. Once you choose a bicycle type, there are other things to consider. Your bike should fit your frame. When straddling the bike, you should have about one to two inches of clearance between your body and the top tube. Your handlebars should be one inch lower than the seat top. Make sure the seat is anatomically designed and comfortable enough for long-term use. For example, many racing bikes have hard, narrow seats that can be uncomfortable. Tip #2: Bicycle and Helmet…
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