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Protective gear, defensive riding keeps bikers safe from injury

Posted by Nancy B.

Helmets are not the only way to prevent bicyclists from injury in an accident. "The point of bicycling is recreation in most cases," says Greg Harper, a 48-year-old biking enthusiast and manager of Harper's Cycling and Fitness in Iowa. "But it also sometimes puts you in a dangerous situation." Harper gave the Muscatine Journal tips on how to select the right helmet and fit it properly, other protective clothing that can increase visibility and reduces injury, maintain bikes to prevent injury, and avoid collision with motorists.
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