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May 2015 Cycle California!

Bike helmet law: Unintended consequences, unsafe and unfair

Tracy Corral & Bob Mack, Publishers, Cycle California! Magazine

We oppose California Senate Bill 192 for safety, economic, and fairness reasons. The law, introduced by Senator Carol Liu, mandates all bicyclists wear helmets when they ride. State and federal governments have poured billions of dollars into bicycle infrastructure projects: From re-routing roads, creating bike lanes, and setting up bike share programs to making sure there is bike parking when riders need a rack to park their bike. All that infrastructure is a waste of taxpayer money if it isn't used.

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Bike commute? What to wear?

By Rick Millikan

Yes, it's possible to pedal in jeans, sweat shirt and runners. You might choose to commute ready-to-work coveralls, suits, boots, high-fashion dresses and high heels. It's done all over the world! If your ride is a no-sweat distance of less than 20 minutes, why not dress for the occasion? For longer and more challenging distances, bring a change of clothes with you or leave a change of clothes at your destination. You can change clothes when you get there.

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Motivation: Riding for health

By Tracy L. Corral

Some cyclists are born riders and some are made. There are as many reasons for riding long distance rides as there are people who ride them. Recently Cycle California! interviewed participants of the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure series. Although they all ride this event, they didn't all follow the same paths to becoming long distance riders. What they do have in common is that training and riding one of the ways they keep their blood sugars and insulin at reasonable levels: They are diabetics.

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Sometimes you need to look outward for inspiration.


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