For your riding safety, things “good to know”.

Did you know:

“Pedalcyclist fatalities occurred more frequently in urban areas (69%),
at non-intersection locations (64%),
between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. (28%),
and during the months of June (9%) and September (12%).”?
(source: NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts 2008 report 811156)

See our Resources Section about Distracted Driving.

We live in a desert so proper hydration is very important to ward off heat related impairment issues especially when riding. Consider carefully your routes and weather forecasts and plan accordingly.

Riding Safely: 5 Easy Principles

Map of SoCal Road Fatalities (data from FARS courtesy of

Dr. Ian Walker‘s briefing paper on Drivers Overtaking Bicyclists.
A great overview of behaviors on the road.

A treasure trove of links and resources brought to you by our friends at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; covers a wide range of safety items

Don’t Forget Your  ABCs!

  • Air – Make sure the tires are inflated to the proper pressure at least once a week.
  • Brakes – Make sure they work! Clean the brake surface and check cables for wear.
  • Chain – Keep the chain free from grit build up, make sure it’s tight and seated properly.

Red Cross Disaster Apps: First Aid, Earthquake, Hurricane

Cyclist Collision Data:

National Cyclist Data – Charts from OCBC

State Cyclist Data – Charts from OCBC

County Cyclist Data – Charts from OCBC

City Cyclist Data – Charts from OCBC

City Cyclist Detail – Charts from OCBC