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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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How Should You Respond to a Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accident?

Hit and run accidents are notoriously common in San Diego. Some hit and run crashes involve pedestrians or bicyclists who die or suffer serious injuries. In the more serious cases, we hear about hit and run collisions on the news – such as the man in Guatay who was seriously injured in a hit and run bicycle crash last month. Other cases of hit and run bike crashes in San Diego involve fatalities.  If you or a loved one suffered harm in a hit and run, there are critical steps you should take immediately following the accident.  Contact the Police and Emergency Services If you suffer injuries in a bicycle collision with a hit and run driver, then your first step should be to seek medical attention and notify the authorities. Depending on what you remember about the vehicle, police may be able to apprehend and arrest the driver. You…
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Six Tips for Protecting Yourself From Hot Weather While Cycling

The summer is heating up! It’s not only important for cyclist to be safe around motorists and pedestrians but also during the hot summer months. Protecting yourself from extreme heat during the summer can improve your safety and prevent heat-related illnesses. Here’s some tips for biking safety during the hot summer months: Look the part. Wearing technical cycling clothing may save you from a heatstroke. The fabrics in these garments help you to stay cool and sweat-free. Hydrate! Drinking water before, during, and after your ride will prevent heat exhaustion. Don’t drink too much water! Make sure to drink small amounts of water periodically throughout your ride to ensure you’re hydrated. Heat acclimation. Practice riding during cooler times of the days. Gradually build up your intensity and volume. Then practice riding during hotter times of the day. This gradual build will help your body acclimate to the hot summer days….
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