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Bicycling tips for winter rides

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While most people don't associate the winter months with bicycling, there are many people who opt to continue riding all year long. Whether you are an enthusiast or a bicycle messenger, you need to ensure that you are remaining safe throughout these cold rides.

There are several hazards that you will face during the winter in New York City that aren't present during the summer. You must do your best to adjust while continuing to use the normal precautions that are appropriate for nicer riding days.

Why New York needs a safe passing law

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While the streets of New York are busy with various commuters, cyclists navigating the roads still have an expectation that they can ride to their destination safely. Unfortunately, New York’s laws could do a much better job protecting them.

Road sharing in New York is governed by a general “safe distance” passing requirement. Any vehicle hoping to overtake a bicycle is directed to pass to the left “at a safe distance until safely thereof.”

12 most dangerous places for NYC cyclists

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Cycling in New York City is far from a walk in the park. Nearly every bike route is fraught with hazards: traffic, pedestrians, construction, congestion, to name a few. Some places, however, are more dangerous than others.

Localize Labs recently published a report on the 12 most dangerous areas in New York City for cyclists and pedestrians. On the whole, cyclists are three times more likely than average to get struck by cars in these areas.

Cyclists should take care when riding in New York City

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Bicycling is a popular sight in New York City. Not only will you see bicycle messengers on the roads, you will also see recreational riders. Staying safe on these journeys through the city isn't easy. Not only do they have to ride in a safe manner, they also have to foresee the actions of others.

There are some things that riders can do to say safe in the Big Apple. Whether you've lived here all of your life or are just in town on vacation, make sure you remember these before you pedal away.

Broken bones from biking accidents can be costly

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Cycling is a great hobby that is enjoyed by countless Big Apple residents. It's also a convenient form of transportation in a city with crowded streets and frequent traffic jams. A bike can allow you to move quickly and directly from one place to another, all while getting enough exercise to build muscle and keep your heart healthy.

However, there are risks that come with cycling in a big city. All it takes is one distracted driver failing to notice you for a serious accident to happen. Even if you walk away with nothing more than a broken arm or another similar injury, you could experience financial hardship as a result of the accident.

Why it's so important to see a doctor after a cycling accident

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Any time you get on a bike and head out for a ride, whether in New York City or elsewhere, you accept the possibility that you may experience a serious accident. In some cases, this is due to environmental conditions like slick streets or loose gravel on your path. Many accidents, however, involve other vehicles.

If and when you do get into a cycling accident, it is always wise to seek professional medical attention as soon as you can, even if you don't think that you suffered any serious injuries. Often, you may have moderate or even life-threatening injuries that do not cause you any pain for some time while the injury worsens without treatment.

Unpredictable bicycling experiences in New York City

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Cyclists in New York City never know what types of obstacles they are going to face. One thing that is certain is that a ride through the city isn't ever boring. The ever-evolving city can make rides interesting for bicyclists.

In the next year or so, there will be a lot of changes coming for bicyclists. In fact, one change aimed at helping to improve bicyclists safety in the city has already begun a pilot program to determine how the city will proceed with a full rollout.

Cycling safely in Manhattan

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Cycling is a cost-efficient, healthy and sustainable way to travel. Many New Yorkers commute to work by cycling through Manhattan, preferring it to expensive cab rides or stuffy subway journeys.

However, along with the benefits of cycling come some distinct risks. Cyclists are especially vulnerable on the congested roads of Manhattan. Heavy traffic means a heightened risk of getting struck by a vehicle. 

How cycling injuries happen

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Staying healthy and getting fit are laudable goals. For many New York City cyclists, those are just two of many motivations for hitting the road day after day. Unfortunately, far too many cyclists end up with injuries that sideline them not only from their beloved hobby and passion, but also from their work and other activities.

Cycling injuries can arise from a host of causes. While you can't control all of these factors, simply knowing what they are can be helpful as you ride.

Triathlon preparation requires careful planning in New York City

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Training for a triathlon requires more than just countless hours of sweat and endurance. You should also take safety considerations into account when planning your workouts. For both aspiring and accomplished triathletes in New York City, training must be effective and safe.

As you're preparing for your upcoming event, follow these tips to avoid getting sidelined by an accident or injury.

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