OCBC Goes Scouting for Good Riders

This chart shows the number of bicycle collisions for 2010 by assigned fault, age, and gender.

2010 Collision Data

2010 Collision Data

Not surprising is that men are involved in more collisions than women, but what is interesting are the ages involved. Over half of all collisions in 2010 occurred in consecutive age from 13 to 24 for men and women.

The columns show the number of collisions with the number on the 1st bottom row. The 2nd bottom row lists the age, and the color of the columns illustrates the gender (yes we stayed with blue and pink). The lines show the percentage of ridership for each column.

Even though our cyclist data currency is less than optimal from the CHP database, we’ve already identified cyclist behaviors leading to injury and death. To mitigate bad behaviors, we are offering instruction and road work to learn good behaviors, build skills, and gain greater confidence on 2 wheels.

Why?

How better to mitigate bad cyclist behaviors than by teaching proper road rules and etiquette, and enhanced road skills!

Here’s some pictures from a recent “scouting outing” bike rodeo:

Cyclists lining up

Cyclists lining up

Negotiating the Obstacle

Negotiating the Obstacle

Rarin' to Go!

Rarin’ to Go!

Made It!

Made It!

Obstacle and Slalom

Obstacle and Slalom

Slalom Rider

Slalom Rider

Scouts in a Square

Scouts in a Square

Square Skills

Square Skills

Break

Break

Nice Wheels

Nice Wheels

Urban Leadout

Urban Leadout

Happy Riders

Happy Riders

Confident Rider

Confident Rider

Into the Park

Into the Park

More Riders

More Riders

Strong Rider

Strong Rider

Trail Regroup

Trail Regroup

On the Move!

On the Move!

Riders of the Trail

Riders of the Trail

Happy Trails!

Happy Trails!

Fixing a Mechanical

Fixing a Mechanical

Contact Us for additional information.

Special Thanks to:
Ramon, Mike, and Lee for assisting.
Doug and Patti for inspiration, organization (and cupcakes!),
and the Parents and Riders of Pack 51.

Safe Riding!