Category Archives: Bike Safety

San Diego bicycle safety best practices and California bike law information for help understanding the rules of the road for bikes.

Four Safety Tips for Cycling at Night

If you are leaving work in the evening, participating in an evening group cycling event or just enjoy cycling later in the day, you should be cautious. Keep in mind the following safety tips for cycling at night: Map safe routes. When riding at night, plan out safe biking routes beforehand. To determine the safest routes, ride them in the daytime first. This can help ensure that there are no possible hazards, such as potholes, fallen tree branches or road work debris. Make sure to ride in designated bike lanes or well-lit streets when cycling in the evening. Bike lights. Buy front and rear bike lights for biking at night. The rear light should be red and have a blinking function. The blinking helps to catch the eye of oncoming motorists. It is important that your bike lights have a long-lasting battery and strong light source to illuminate the road…
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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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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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