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Bicycle risks and safety

Raise The Hammer in Canada posts a good article about the safety of bicycling relative to the risks of other common activities such as driving and walking. The author, Ryan McGreal, uses real numbers and everything! The fatality rate for every million hours spent cycling is 0.26, compared to 0.47 per million driving hours (on-road read more »

A decade of Cyclelicious

Ten years ago tomorrow, Cyclelicious was born with a post gushing over Lance Armstrong’s seventh consecutive Tour de France win. I’m so embarrassed. As you can see from my screenshot of this site from November of that year, my web design skills have advanced approximately nil over that time span. That embarrasses me, too.

Federal bike-counting pilot in 10 regions

When talking about things like the risks of cycling, you often see silly statements like “California is the second most dangerous state for cycling.” We honestly don’t know how dangerous or safe cycling is, however, because we don’t know how many bikes are on the road.

Does Mr. Fedora need a helmet?

He’s riding a trike at perhaps 5 MPH on a street empty of motor vehicle traffic through downtown Santa Cruz, CA. California Assembly member Carol Liu continues to believe he needs a helmet for safety. Should her bill, SB 192, become law, Mr Fedora on the trike will become subject to citation and fines.

Familiarity breeds carelessness

I am a risk averse ninny, and I ride a bike. When I began Cyclelicious ten years ago, many bike advocacy groups told us that every trip on two wheels requires advanced mapping, pre-rides, suiting up, carbo-loading, hydration, armor plating, a doctor’s note, next-of-kin notification, and a healthy dose of fear. Partly in response to read more »

A good example of a news story about biking to work

The first time I was interviewed for a “bike to work” story a little over a decade ago, I gave my story – I’ve biked to work since the 1980s, through all weather, and my rides to work are overwhelmingly pleasant and without incident. He asked about any accidents. With 20 years of biking, I’ve read more »