Categories for Bike Safety

The Importance of Using Bike Hand Signals

August 16, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Today, most people don’t know how to use hand bike signals or understand the most essential hand signals. That’s why it has been a challenge for many bikers on the road to consistently use hand signals. Do you have to use hand signals on a bike? Here is the importance of using hand signals on a bike. 1. Communicate in Group Riding Group riding is one of the best ways to enjoy time on your bike. But it can also be dangerous if you don’t know how to communicate with the people you’re riding with. That’s why it’s important to use hand signals when riding in a group. Hand signals will help you communicate with the other riders in your group... View Article

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