According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half a million people each year are treated in emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ride. With the correct equipment and knowledge of safety and traffic rules, cycling is a fun way to get fit while saving the environment.
- The International Bicycle Fund explains what to look for when purchasing a bicycle.
- Wearing a helmet is essential and it’s New York State law.
- The Mayo Clinic illustrates the proper way to fit and wear a helmet.
- The International Bicycle Fund has produced a pamphlet with information regarding how to buy one and find the right fit.
Is this the year that you have to teach your child how to ride a bike? Bike New York, a non-profit organization based in New York City, has produced a short video showing parents how to teach their children how to ride safely.
The League of American Bicyclists has prepared a pamphlet to help parents teach their children how to ride.
What are you waiting for? Grab a reusable bottle of water, put on the sunscreen,get outside and enjoy a ride.