Category: Safety

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Always Ride With Traffic – Except

Bicyclists must travel on the right side of the roadway in the direction of traffic, except when passing, making a legal left turn, riding on a one-way street, riding on a road that is too narrow, or when the right side of the road is closed due to road construction.

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MIPS Impact on Helmets

Multi-Directional Impact Protection System or MIPS is a technology developed by the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden after being contacted by Swedish brain surgeon Hans von Holst from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

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Buyer’s Guide: Bike Lights

Are you prepared to see and be seen while cycling? When considering the purchase of safety equipment, bike lights are mandatory for every cyclist, whether purchasing lights to be seen by motorists, commuters, weekend spinners or those out on a night ride or dawn patrol. Here are a few things to look for when shopping for bike lights.

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Buyer’s Guide: Helmet’s

Shopping for a new helmet and need to know what to look for? In this article, we’ll be covering topics such as aerodynamics, comfort, breath-ability, and most importantly safety.

Safety
Before considering purchase of a helmet for its style, comfort, and breath ability, be sure it meets Bicycle Helmet Standards. These standards are put in place to ensure helmet manufacturers are accountable while analyzing the safety of their products and meet requirements.

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Girl Age 4 Teaches How to Ride

Watch this confident 4 year old explain how to ride a bike without training wheels. Learning to ride a bike took her and her 3 year old sister one day to master. If you want your children or grandchildren to learn to ride, don’t forget safety gear.

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Volunteer – Operation Team Firefly

LA County Bicycle Coalition’s “Operation Firefly” (Operacíon Luciérnaga), aided by generous sponsors and volunteers, distributes bicycle lights and safety info to cyclists riding at night without lights.

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New South Bay Bicycle Diversion Program

Several Southern California, “South Bay” cities decided to offer bicyclists cited for a traffic violation the option of enrolling in a bicycle safety class that would cost $50 in lieu of fighting the ticket or paying a fine costing hundreds of dollars. The new law took effect New Year’s Day.