It’s difficult to resist the urge to be outside as much as possible during the warm, summer months. And cycling is a multipurpose way to exercise and conveniently commute in warmer, drier times of year. While cycling is a great exercise and a benefit to your health, there is no denying there are safety risks involved when it comes to hitting the road with two wheels and a helmet.
However, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that roughly 50,000 cyclist injuries each year on our roads. With the dangers in mind, we’d like to remind you of a few must-know riding tips for summer…
Summer Bike Maintenance
Before you pedal, it’s wise to check your bike to ensure safe working order—especially if you had your bicycle stored away for winter. Inspect the brake and gear systems thoroughly, check the air in your ties and spoke function, and ensure the reflectors and lights are working properly for nighttime cycling.