Category: Bike Safety

National Bike Summit 2013 Recap

I was fortunate enough to be awarded a scholarship from the NBDA to attend the 2013 National Bike Summit in Washington DC. The National Bike Summit is an annual event in our nation’s capital that brings together a varied bunch of folks from the bicycle industry, from advocates to city employees, shop owners and enthusiasts. […]

The sad shape of the occasional cyclist’s bicycle

Having attended a small kids focused community bicycle event earlier today, I must express my disbelief at the sad shape of most of the bicycles at the event. The environment takes a heavy toll on disused bicycles. UV and heat degrade all the rubber, plastic and paint. As they’re haphazardly moved from place to place […]

POC Trabec Helmet Review

Received my POC Trabec helmet the other day. Fits as comfortable as I recall it fitting at Interbike. Had a short ride with it in 100 degree heat and I’m quite happy with it. A friend had mentioned it doesn’t look like it’s very well vented, but I find it to be vented adequately. As […]

Friday June 24th, 2011 in Bike Safety, Safety Equipment | 2 Comments »

Being in a bike lane doesn’t mean you’re safe

Here’s another gem from Reddit. Guy was ticketed in NYC for not riding in the bike lane. This is not illegal. You are not required to ride in a bike lane if it’s not safe to do so. There are many reasons to avoid the bike lane. Debris, obstacles, visibility issues, etc. It appears they’re […]

Thursday June 9th, 2011 in Bike Safety | No Comments »