We are totally committed to improving the safety of cyclists in Canada. Our lawyers are working with a variety of organizations to advocate for separated bike lanes, driver training and cycling safety training. A portion of all profits from The Cycling Lawyer goes to safe cycling initiatives.
We love to ride as much as you do. As cyclists and lawyers, we’ve learned a lot about cycling safety over the years. The following is a summary of the things you can do to make sure you are safe and legally protected when you’re out on your bike.
Before you hop on your bike give it a once over using the A, B, C technique:
Air: Check your tire air pressure.
Brakes: Make sure your brakes are functioning properly.
Chain and cranks: Make sure your chain is clean, oiled and your gears are shifting well.
Very few bicycle/car crashes are the fault of the cyclist. Almost all bicycle/car crashes are the result of a motorist failing to SEE the cyclist.
Make sure you are seen by asking yourself these questions:
There is nothing worse than a mid-ride mechanical failure. We recommend every cyclist ride with this basic equipment:
Those of us riding the roads must take every available step to reduce the likelihood of a crash. The following are our tips and advice for riding safely in traffic.
At the scene of an accident many people have difficulty remaining calm and taking appropriate steps. We recommend that every rider carry an accident checklist in case they are in an accident or witness an accident. You can download our post accident checklist or email us if you would like to receive a printed copy.
The team at The Cycling Lawyer wants to do whatever we can to build a safe, fun bicycling community. The above steps are an easy way to ride with peace of mind. If you have any questions about cycling, safety or the law, feel free to contact us anytime. We are cyclists representing cyclists.
If you love to ride you are part of the cycling community. Cyclists see every hill as a challenge and every commute as an excuse to ride.
When riding, help protect the cycling community by vigilantly looking out for one another. Remember to ride with courtesy, say ‘hi’ whenever possible.
We are all connected, so if you see a cyclist in an accident or having mechanical issues stop and lend a hand.
At The Cycling Lawyer, we are committed to the growth of cycling as a means of transportation and as a sport. A portion of all revenue generated by The Cycling Lawyer is directed towards biking initiatives aimed at the growth of cycling in Canada.
At The Cycling Lawyer, we are committed to the wellbeing of cyclists and the growth of cycling in Canada. As cyclists ourselves, we know that cycling carries with it certain inherent risks. It is our goal to help cyclists mitigate those risks. If you cycle, we are on your team. From insurance advice to bicycle damage claims to personal injury litigation, we can and will assist.
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