Categories for Bike Safety

The Best Weather Conditions to Ride a Bicycle

January 10, 2022 9:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The most hardcore cyclists will tell you all weather is biking weather. While this might be true, sunshine and blue skies are definitely safer than riding through a blizzard! Besides the obvious, there are some more nuanced factors of the ideal riding conditions that beginners might overlook such as wind, visibility and road surface. Here’s a brief overview of the best weather conditions for riding. Clear skies with lots of sunlight Bike rides are much safer when you have high visibility. Overcast days are fine, but the ideal riding conditions show up when there’s not a single cloud in the sky. If you live in Florida, then you’re in luck. The Sunshine State has the best weather conditions for riding... View Article

Tips to Avoid Windburn During Your Ride

December 8, 2021 7:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Nothing puts a damper on an afternoon bike ride like realizing your face has become windburned. Though it’s more pronounced in colder temperatures, windburn can still occur when it’s warm out too. Windburn is a form of skin irritation that leaves the skin red, dry and sometimes painful. Windburn can make sunburn worse, and vice versa. Avoiding windburn when bicycling can be a great way to save your skin and allow you to pedal through the great outdoors without a care in the world. Below we’ll cover some tips to prevent windburn from happening while you’re on your bicycle. Use sunscreen The average high temperature here in Naples, FL in December is 76 degrees. While riding your bike, you’ll want... View Article

Bike Gear Needed to Keep You Safe on Your Commute

August 11, 2021 10:53 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Regardless of the type of bike you’re on or the distance you’re riding, bike safety is paramount for your ride. While paying attention to your surroundings and knowing the best practices for bike safety will get you far, you still need to invest in some equipment to keep yourself as safe as possible. These are a few of the top accessories to purchase. Helmet Whether you’re riding across town or up the street, you should always put a helmet on before you hop on your bike. We advise spending a bit more to get a high-quality helmet with a high safety rating. Along with buying a quality helmet, be sure yours fits snug against your head for ultimate protection. Our... View Article

What to Know About Using Front Bike Brakes vs. Back Brakes

July 28, 2021 10:53 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

On the surface, stopping a bike seems like it’s pretty straightforward. You engage one handbrake to stop the front wheel and the other lever to stop the back wheel. However, it’s not always that simple. This post will cover what you need to know about front and back bike brakes. Front brakes Your front bike brakes have more stopping power than the rear brakes and are your go-to brakes for stopping in an emergency. But you need to be careful when slamming on the front brakes because the sudden stop in motion can cause you to fly over the handlebars. To avoid flipping over, keep your arms rigid and lean back slightly to control both your bike and body. When... View Article

Bicycle Safety Tips for Riding on the Road

February 13, 2021 12:31 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Naples, FL area is a fantastic place for cycling. If you’re going to get out on the road and take advantage of all the cycling the community has to offer, it’s important to practice smart bicycle safety. Here are some cycling safety tips to keep you safe on the road. Know and respect the rules of the road If you’re going to be cycling on the street, you have to know—and abide by—the rules of the road. Just because you’re on a bicycle doesn’t mean you don’t have to follow laws. Bicyclists need to obey all applicable signs and lanes, be aware of lights, rights of way and more for their own and others’ safety. Drive defensively In a... View Article