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Bike Helmet Safety Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Bike Helmet Safety.

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Bicycle Safety Tips

Whether you want to cut down on pollution or you want to get in shape, riding a bike is a great way to get around. But your trip could end in tragedy if you don’t ride safely. Just like driving a vehicle on the road, cyclists must observe what&...  Read more

A Beginner's Guide to Biking to Work

It makes perfect sense. Instead of driving to work and back each day—which uses gas and does absolutely nothing for your rear or your stress level—you bike your way to work, miss the traffic, burn some calories, get an energy boost, and s...  Read more

Tips for Buying the Right Bicycle

Whether you want to help the environment, cut down on your gasoline expenses, or simply exercise in the great outdoors, cycling is a great way to get fit and have fun at the same time. And it’s one of the fastest growing leisure activities in t...  Read more

Return to the Outdoors with Your Bike

With the weather nice and warm, now is as good a time as ever to get yourself and those you love outside! Is there a better way to exercise than to be out in the warm sunshine, feeling that cool breeze cross over you? Dust off your bike, bring th...  Read more

Exercise Safety Tips for Beginners

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to incorporate regular exercise into your healthy lifestyle, and take advantage of the its numerous benefits. Smart move. But like many good things, exercise can also be risky—especially if i...  Read more

Morning Bike Ride by a lake
Updated 9/3/2014 3:38:54 PM

Today I woke up at 6:50 and 15 minutes later went with my friend Ramon on a bike ride to Flushing Meadow park in Queens. We went around a beautiful lake. It felt like a thousand miles away from the city in the middle of nowhere. One hour later after...  Read more

Biking Challenge....September 2014
Updated 9/30/2014 9:31:54 PM

This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to...  Read more

bike riding----calories burnt vs. time invested.
Updated 8/20/2014 1:33:46 PM

i ride 5 miles per day at average speed of 10-11 mph. takes about 30 to 32 minutes. burn about 300 to 350 calories. i also walk 3.0 mph for 1 hour which equals 3miles. calorie burn about 250 to 290 for walking 1 hour.-------this illustrates the ca...  Read more

Biking Challenge....August 2014
Updated 9/1/2014 11:17:40 AM

This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post...  Read more

Whoops! Bike Accident.
Updated 7/29/2014 5:01:31 PM

Now, the rode I am living on has been under construction due to a new sewer system. About 3 weeks ago, they finally put the first layer of pavement for the road. They haven't put in the second layer, so there's about an inch or two between the road...  Read more

Making outdoor walks easier as it grows dark...

I bought several of those little belt-attachment or keychain-attachment battery-powered bike lights (the ones that bikers use to ride at night; they're sold in bike shops and outdoor equipment stores), and I keep one in each of my carrybags, so that...  Read more

Early Morning Exercise

Meet group to walk/jog Monday-Friday @ 5:45 in the MORNING! It is a great way to start the day & get cardio. Love the rosy cheeks I get! Am up to 4 miles & it feels great!312...  Read more

Spark Motorcycle Club

Do you like to ride or ride with a partner? Love cruisers, sport bikes, off-roads, and everything in between? Want to get and stay fit with fellow riders? Then this is the place for you!...  Read more

Confession: My Mind Isn’t Getting Along With My Body (Again)

I had one of those Aha! moments this past weekend. You probably know what I’m talking about: one of those blinding flashes of the obvious (BFO), where you suddenly realize what’s really going on, and why you’ve been doing what you've been doing. Whic...  Read more

Inspiring Stories: Ditching the Training Wheels, at 26

Riding a bike is a rite of passage. When you're still a little tyke, Mom and Dad surprise you with a shiny new two-wheeler for your birthday, plus a helmet (and maybe knee/elbow pads if you're as clumsy as I am). You're so excited! It's just what you...  Read more