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Don’t fall prey to the lug nut rule

On 22, Apr 2014 | No Comments | In Bicycle Ambassador Program, Bicycling, News, Safety | By BAP Admin

As I was preparing to teach a recent League of American Bicyclists Traffic Safety 101 (TS101) class, I came across some interesting information about bicycle crashes. What I discovered is that the majority of bicycle crashes involve the bicyclist all by themselves. Solo. No other bike, pedestrian or car involved. The reasons I can imagine include a cyclist not properly avoiding a road hazard such as a gutter grate, riding with no hands or getting distracted and losing control. Read more…

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Helmets – Are They Really Necessary?

On 13, Nov 2012 | No Comments | In Bicycling, Safety | By admin

By BPEC Member Janet Werst

Recent articles in the New York Times and the Fort Collins Coloradoan, including my response, discuss the idea that if we, as a nation, want to increase bicycle ridership, there are a number of cities giving up on encouraging riders to wear helmets.  As a resident in one of the most bike-friendly towns and the Injury Prevention Coordinator for the University of Colorado Health – Northern Region, I believe ridership and safety are a win-win for everyone.  We don’t have to give up one for the other. Read more…

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