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The Ride Connection Unites Riders

TheRideConnection.com is a great website to interact with other members nearby in your cycling community as well as cyclists all over the world. The forum allows cyclists to meet each other and communicate online, as well as meet up to enjoy rides together. Users can create an account for free; here are some of the features of this site: Sets you up with riders based on your location, schedule and other preferences. Search for other members, riding groups and routes. Schedule rides, parties or other activities. Get to know future riding partners through anonymous emails. The Ride Connection is a great resource for cyclists. Users can alert other riders of possible hazards and riding conditions of nearby bike paths. You can search for other riders to join based on experience and skill level as well. As more riders join the networking site, it will become a more useful tool. Anytime…
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Analyzing Bicycle Accident Statistics

Bicycling is one of the best ways to enjoy lovely Southern California, and the combination of beaches, great weather and many bike paths make for a cyclist’s paradise. With other cyclists, motorists and pedestrians to worry about it certainly is not the safest hobby, but there are things you can do to minimize the risk. Here are some bicycle accident statistics, provided by the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute (released in 20210): 630 cyclists died on the roadways in 2009 in the United States—this is down from 718 in 2008. There were 1,003 fatalities in 1975. 2% of all traffic fatalities in 2009 were from bicycle accidents. 51,000 cyclists were injured in bicycle accidents in 2009, up from 43,000 in 2007. The average age of a cyclist killed in an accident is 41. The average age of a cyclist injured in an accident is 31. 93 cyclists aged 15 and under…
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Laguna Beach Man Killed In Bicycle Accident

A Laguna Beach man died in a tragic bicycle accident on November 6, according to the Los Angeles Times.  The identity of the victim was not immediately available, but the California Highway Patrol said he was 51 years old.  According to reports, the cyclist veered onto the wrong side of a road in Malibu and struck a guardrail before he was thrown over the handlebars.  The victim suffered massive head trauma.  He was airlifted to UCLA Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The road where the accident occurred—Las Flores Canyon Road—is very curvy and popular among cyclists.  The CHP noted that it is an extremely difficult road to ride on, even for experienced cyclists.  The victim was wearing a bicycle helmet. It can be exciting to try out new and challenging bike paths, but always remember to follow bicycle safety laws and make sure you are cycling within your…
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