Articles in the Cycling Safety Category
Cycling Gear, Cycling Safety, DIY »
Bright Bike kits are the brainchild of Michael Mandiberg. They are simple DIY kits for making your bike much more visible to cars at night. Just look at the video on the Bright Bike website for a better idea of exactly how dramatic the difference is between a bike with the kit, and without. Whats included for the $15?
Cycling Gear, Cycling Safety, Saddles »
Treehugger.com does a great job of breaking down a new study which shows a few major benefits of new no-nose saddles (pictured). They are quick to point out that saddles are not seats, you aren’t meant to sit on them (which we explain in our newbie tip: picking the right saddle). This generally works for people who are continuously on the move, but for cyclists like bike police who spend much of the time biking slowly, a saddle turns into a seat.
New no-nose saddles are starting to become popular amongst …
Cycling Gear, Cycling Safety, General News, Security »
The Kryptonite folks have released their annual top 10 list for the best place to permanently lose your bike.
Top 10 Worst Cities for bike theft
1. Philadelphia, PA
2. Chicago, IL
3. New York City, NY
4. San Francisco, CA
5. Tucson, AZ (tie)
Portland, OR (tie)
7. Denver, CO
8. New Haven, CT
9. Cambridge, MA
10. Austin, TX
Well, I guess it’s a relief that my city isn’t one of the worst cities for bike theft. Is your city on the list?
This list is release by a bike lock company (Kryptonite), so I wouldn’t panic just yet. …
Cycling Safety, Videos »
Ever wonder how your bicycle helmet (or one similar…) is made?
I was actually quite surprised at the amount of manual labor that goes into creating the helmets.
The stress testing of the helmets was pretty rudimentary though. I was positive they did more to test the helmets, but apparently not much more. Check out the U.S. CPSC lab used for testing the helmets.
While we’re on the topic of helmets, make sure to do a quick check for your helmet in the list of recalls. You definitely don’t want …
Cycling Safety, General News »
I think most cyclists agree that bike lanes are pretty great if they are designed correct. It’s unfortunate that so many bike lanes are just an afterthought to an urban street; sometimes built where one is not needed, or designed poorly as to be dangerous. There are a lot of ridiculously designed bike lanes all over the world, but I think the folks at SlateV.com have found the dumbest of them all.
I don’t want to ruin it for you, so check out the video after the break.
Cycling Gear, Cycling Safety, Lights »
Just about the most common bit of advice that any daily cycling commuter will share is that bike reflectors don’t work. There is only one true way to be seen on the road by motorists. Lights. A lot of bright, and annoying blinking lights. The Planet Bike Blinky Superflash is one of those lights that a motorist can’t ignore. The brightness of this little wonder is astonishing. On top of the blink mode, the Super flash has a constant-on mode, for those states and …
Cycling Safety, General News »
If safety is your number one concern as a cyclist then you might want to think about leaving that helmet at home. A new study by Dr. Ian Walker, a traffic psychologist of the UK, claims that you are more likely to get hit by a car if you are male, and are wearing a helmet.
Dr. Walker conducted a series of tests with a device attached to his bike to determine how much distance cars give cyclists under certain circumstances. The tests included biking with and without a …