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Bike Road Safety Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Bike Road 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

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

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

Important Safety Tips for Outdoor Runners and Walkers

Two weeks ago while I was out for a five-mile run on a busy street in my neighborhood, I saw another runner coming at me. While I was running facing the oncoming traffic, she was running with the flow of traffic. I always run against the flow of...  Read more

Walking Safety Tips

If you are new to exercise, here are some important health and safety tips so you can start your walking program off on the right foot. Always check with your doctor before starting an exercise program. He or she may require that you...  Read more

A long road!
Updated 9/8/2014 8:56:31 PM

I am feeling so overwhelmed with the amount of weight I have to lose. I need to lose 100 pounds to get to a healthy weight of 150. I am currently 260. I just would be so thrilled to get out of the 200's. As I am getting older this extra weight really...  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 9/23/2014 8:59:19 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 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

Road to Healthy Moderation
Updated 9/4/2014 9:49:54 PM

I have been interested in some form of diet and exercise since I was about 12 years old, but it wasn't by any means healthy. As a kid, I struggled with several family issues and early onset of mental illness. My food and exercise really became a way...  Read more

Cycle

Get a bike and cycle as much as you can. We have several cycle paths off road around where I live...  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

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

Bike to Work Week: Why I Ride My Bike 25 Miles a Day

Editor's Note: Since moving to Cincinnati in 2009, Sam Klontz has commuted from his downtown apartment to his office in northern Kentucky--about 25 miles round trip--via bicycle almost every day year-round. Co-founder of the Cincinnati-area amateur r...  Read more

Will You Ride Your Bike to Work This Friday?

This Friday, May 15, is National Bike-to-Work Day, one of many events scheduled to celebrate Bike Month.SELF magazine is celebrating National Bike Month by showing how bicycling can slim you down, save you money and safeguard the environment. Whethe...  Read more