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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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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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San Diego County Receives $75K Grant from OTS for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has awarded San Diego County $75,000 to fund their bicycle and pedestrian safety program through 2019.   Administered by San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency, the goal of the program is to reduce the number of cycling and pedestrian injuries and fatalities through safety education for children and adults. Special attention is made to promote distraction-free cycling and helmet compliance. Though bicycle fatalities decreased more than eight percent nationwide between 2016 and 2017, bicycle safety continues to be a top priority for cities like San Diego where cycling is prevalent and there is always a risk for an accident. Bicycle accidents can cause catastrophic or fatal injuries. However, following safety precautions could decrease your accident risk. It’s not too late to learn, use and teach bicycle safety in your life. For children, the program administers fun but educational activities like bicycle…
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