CYCLING ACCIDENT PREVENTION

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Riding a bike is twice as safe per hour as driving a car. You are even safer if you are wearing a helmet since it reduces head injury risk by 85 percent and 91  percent of cyclists killed in 2008 were not wearing helmets. However, we all want to avoid the plight of Governor Ritter.  As a result of an accident caused by high speed drafting, he broke six broken ribs and separated his shoulder, which put him in the hospital for a week.

Our goal is to make cycling a life-long sport.  Since accidents are the most common reason people leave a sport, the BCC is striving to implement the safest riding program possible using proven effective safety management techniques. Please read some of the safety information under the top menu items “Club Rides” and “Advocacy”.