Southern California Cycling News and Bicycle Safety Tips BLOG

Are San Diego Cyclists Being Assaulted?

We have written about road rage on our blog before. Many of us who are used to cycling in San Diego have probably been honked at, yelled at, flipped off or cussed at by motorists who were unwilling to share the road. Unfortunately, there are also cases where cyclists are assaulted or pushed off the road by angry motorists. Assaults or attempted assaults on cyclists are not uncommon in California. Some cyclists have even recorded their encounters by using wearable cameras. Last year, a video of an East Bay Area cyclist being struck by a tennis ball was shared online. In other cases, cyclists have been run off the road  or screamed at by angry motorists. Cyclists who are assaulted can suffer serious injuries, or worse, they may be killed. What Cyclists Can Do After an Assault First, it would be wise to buy a wearable camera if you are…
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Can Cycling Slow the Aging Process?

Cycling is a healthy and effective mode of transportation used by millions of people in the US. Many of the health benefits of cycling are already known. For example, we know that cycling can improve cardiovascular health and reduce stress. A new study even claims that frequent cycling can slow down certain aspects of the aging process. Researchers at Kings College in London determined that cycling can slow down age-related muscle deterioration. To make this determination for the study, researchers biopsied the quadriceps of 125 male and female cyclists between the ages of 55 and 79 years old. Researchers compared the results with two other groups. The first group consisted of 55 young adults who were not physically active. The second group was made up of similarly aged people who also did not exercise. According to results from the study, the quadriceps of the participants had more muscle mass and…
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Speeding Car Causes Fatal Bicycle Accident at Tour de Palm Springs

A bicycle accident at the Tour de Palm Springs earlier this month killed a cyclist and left another with serious injuries. The Tour de Palm Springs is a charity bicycle racing event that is held in Indio Hills, California. According to witnesses, a motorist travelling at more than 100 miles per hour lost control of his or her vehicle before crashing into the cyclists. The posted speed limit where the accident occurred is 50 miles per hour. California Highway Patrol said the motorist was also injured in the wreck. Law enforcement are investigating whether drugs or alcohol were involved. This is the second time since 2014 a cyclist has died while participating in the 100-mile charity race. Each year, reckless or negligent motorists are responsible for causing hundreds of fatal bicycle accidents across the US. While practicing bicycle safety tips can help reduce your chances of being involved in an…
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