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Colorado Winter Bike Commuting Tips

Colorado Winter Bike Commuting Tips Photo Credit: Shutterstock Photo by Shutterstock

In Denver and along the Front Range of the Rockies, bike commuting is possible on just about every day of the year. Here are a few tips for staying safe, warm, and happy on your winter bike commutes.

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What Protection Does a Bike Lane Actually Provide?

What Protection Does a Bike Lane Actually Provide? Photo Credit: Shutterstock Photo by Shutterstock

Adult cyclists generally understand that our sport or choice of commuting comes with some very serious hazards. Oftentimes, all that separates us from two or 10 tons of steel is a white painted line. While comforting, a bike lane provides no actual physical protection.

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Summer Bike Commuting Tips

Summer Bike Commuting Tips. Photo Credit: Unsplash Photo by Unsplash

The summer is the best time to bike commute. It can also be the most difficult time of the year to commute, depending on how hot it is. Unlike commuting in the spring, fall, or even the winter—when you can almost always dress to stay relatively comfortable—you have to use additional measures to commute when it's 90 degrees or hotter. You can only wear so little clothing. After that, it comes down to hydration.

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Colorado's New Safety Stop Law

Colorado's New Safety Stop Law. Photo Credit: Shutterstock Photo by Shutterstock

It is now legal to treat stop signs as yield signs, and stop lights as stop signs as Governor Jared Polis signed the bill into law on April 13, 2022.

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First Steps to Take at the Crash Scene After Being Hit

First Steps to Take at the Crash Scene After Being Hit. Photo Credit: Brad Tucker Photo by Brad Tucker

Being a victim of a bike vs. car crash is different than being the victim in a car vs. car collision for a few obvious reasons. To ensure that your injuries and damages are properly addressed, and the at-fault party is held accountable, we encourage you to follow the steps below if you are ever the victim in a bike crash with a driver.

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Three Tiers of Justice For Bike Crash Victims

Three Tiers of Justice For Bike Crash Victims. Photo Credit: Brad Tucker Photo by Brad Tucker

The world can feel like a cruel place, especially if you were recently hit by a car. Bike crash victims are often wrongfully blamed by police and local news outlets; social media trolls quickly fill up the comments section with hateful, ignorant vitriol; insurance adjusters diminish the seriousness of the victim's injuries; and, in many ways, the criminal justice system has its hands tied when the victim is a cyclist. And even worse, when an injured cyclist eventually does get back out on their bike (though many never do), it can feel like the world is out to get you because drivers, city planners, and road engineers are just as uncaring as before. But it is important to keep in mind that there are people who care about what you are going through ...

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Tips for Avoiding a Driver's Right Hook

Tips for Avoiding a Driver's Right Hook. Photo Credit: Adrian Williams on Unsplash Photo by Adrian Williams on Unsplash

A right hook is one of the most common, and most feared, types of crashes known to cyclists. Victims are often left with broken collarbones, concussions, road rash, and damage to their bikes. More serious collisions can involve traumatic brain injuries, fractured ribs, spinal cord damage, and even death. The only good thing about a right hook (there's actually nothing good about a right hook) is the cyclist's ability to see it coming, in some cases. As such, there are defensive riding tactics that you can employ to avoid a driver's right hook.

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The Pros and Cons of Riding with a Bike Camera

The Pros and Cons of Riding With a Bike Camera. Photo Credit: Jordan Brierley on Unsplash. Photo by Jordan Brierley on Unsplash

For many of us, riding a bike feels more dangerous than ever these days. The roads are busier, louder, and more foreboding. Drivers are increasingly distracted by their phones, GPS, and the "infotainment" console screens in their cars. At the same time, road rage and speeding are on the rise. If you've noticed your anxiety levels creeping up in recent years, you are not alone, and your worries are not unfounded.

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Three Types of Insurance That All Cyclists Need

Photo Credit: Max Bender Photo Credit: Max Bender

Pump your tires. Check. Lube your chain. Check. Replace those old sticky water bottles with fresh ones. Check. There are a dozen things to do before you set out on a ride. The last thing that comes to mind before throwing a leg over the saddle is insurance. Yet, no matter the precautions we take, such as using flashing lights and dressing in head-to-toe neon yellow, there are some crashes that are unpreventable. You can, however, prepare for the unlikely, but seemingly inevitable, event of being hit by a car.

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