Southern California | Bicycle Attorneys

Bike injuries can throw you off your game.
Call our office today. Let us advocate for you.

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Southern California | Bicycle Attorneys

Bike injuries can throw you off your game.
Call our office today. Let us advocate for you.

888-30BIKELAW (888-302-4535)

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Essential safety gear for bicyclists

Bicycling is a popular activity in California, whether for commuting, exercise, or leisure. Ensuring safety while riding is crucial, and understanding what gear you need is a great first step.

Quality helmet

Every bicyclist needs a helmet to protect their head in case of accidents, significantly reducing the risk of serious injury. Make sure the helmet fits snugly and covers your forehead. Choose helmets that meet safety standards such as CPSC or ASTM.

It’s also important to replace your helmet after any significant impact, even if there’s no visible damage. Wearing a well-fitted helmet is one of the simplest and most effective ways to prevent head injuries.

Visibility gear

Being visible to motorists and pedestrians is vital, especially in low-light conditions. Use front and rear lights, with white lights for the front and red for the back. Reflective clothing or accessories like vests, bands, or stickers enhance your visibility.

Consider using additional reflective tape on your bicycle and helmet for extra safety.

Biking shoes

Proper footwear ensures efficient pedaling and prevents injuries. Cycling shoes, designed for use with clipless pedals, provide a secure fit and improve pedaling efficiency. They help transfer more power from your legs to the pedals, making your ride smoother and less tiring.

If not using cycling shoes, opt for sturdy shoes with good grip to avoid slipping off the pedals. Shoes with stiff soles also help distribute pressure more evenly across your feet, reducing fatigue during longer rides.

Cycling gloves

Gloves improve your grip on the handlebars and protect your hands in case of a fall. Padded gloves provide comfort and reduce numbness on long rides, absorbing vibrations from the road.

Full-finger gloves offer more protection than half-finger gloves, shielding your fingers from abrasions and cold weather. Additionally, gloves can prevent blisters and calluses, making your rides more comfortable.

Safety mirrors

Mirrors help you keep track of traffic behind you without turning your head, which enhances your awareness and safety on the road. Handlebar mirrors attach to your handlebars for a wide view, while helmet mirrors provide a more adjustable option. Having clear visibility is important to reduce your risk of bicycle accidents.

Ensuring a safe and enjoyable ride

Riding a bicycle can be a safe and enjoyable experience with the right gear. Equip yourself with these essentials and ride with confidence. 

 

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