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Maintain your foundation

To maintain the foundation that you have crafted to support your riding–your base, your pace work, your group rides–you need to recover properly. A cracked foundation, worn down by too much riding and inadequate rest, can halt your progression as … Continue reading

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When riding there is safety in numbers

Whether you are going on a 500-mile charity ride or racing Paris-Nice, there’s safety in numbers. Teammates and friends can pull if you’re feeling tired, share their food, or help fix a mechanical problem. It is also a lot more … Continue reading

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Look and Listen when riding

First of all pay 100% attention, just as you would while driving. (Same rules of the road.) Use all your senses–often you can hear an engine in advance of the car, and see or hear a dog before it chases. … Continue reading

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Handlebar Helmets

These devices are designs the prevent children from getting speared by their handlebars when they fall.

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Group riding

To ride comfortably in a group position yourself one-and-a-half to two feet behind the rider in front of you and focus your eyes just below the riders hips, not on his back wheel, so you can judge your following distance … Continue reading

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Red blinking taillight

Red lights should only be on the back of the bike. Just like a car. A white light is for the front. It lets motorists know if you are coming or going. Wear something reflective on your shoes or ankles. … Continue reading

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Tips for safe bike riding for kids

10 Tips for Cyclewise Kids Artwork by Andrew Welborn, Mountain City Elementary School, Mountain City, Tennessee 1. Wear a helmet every time you ride Even if you just ride on bike paths or around your neighborhood, make sure you put … Continue reading

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