Category Archives: Biking Accidents

Four Tips to Help Bicyclists Avoid Collisions

While many bicycle safety tips simply tell people to “wear a helmet and follow the law,” there are several other things that cyclists can do to keep safe on the roads. Bicycle accidents can be devastating, making it crucial that cyclists stay aware of their surroundings when riding.

Bike Helmets: How Safe Are They?

If you enjoy riding your bicycle in Northern Virginia, DC or Maryland, you need to spend some time thinking about whether you have adequate safety gear to protect you from a potential accident. Traffic Laws in all three locales dont adequately protect cyclists from motor vehicle collisions. Using a helmet is always a good idea. […]

Paul’s Ride For Life Biking Event Set for Reston VA on April 27, 2013

Reston Biking Event in April: Paul’s Ride for Life An annual bicycling event is set to occur Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Washington & Dominion trail in Reston Virginia. The annual event or Paul’s ride for life is a tribute biking ride in remembrance of a Reston resident who was killed tragically from injuries […]

Route 1 Side Trail Dangerous for Bicyclists, Pedestrians

A local resident Mark Murphy bikes to and from work. He rides through a side trail where Richmond Highway crosses the Capital Beltway at the gateway to southern Fairfax County. On Jan. 4, a car entering the Hampton Inn parking lot hit Murphy. Murphy suffered minor injuries as a result. Local police, VDOT, and Fairfax […]

Cycling Accidents are Increasing in Fairfax County in 2013

Fairfax County Bike crashes are up 26% There were 106 reportable crashes involving bicycle list in 2012. This number is up considerably to the 84 reported accidents in 2011. Some credit the increase to a rising number of people bicycling for recreation or as a daily commute. The Fairfax County government has created a map […]