Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The "RedEye's" Tips on How to "Bike to Work Without Dying"

With Bike to Work Week upon us, it is important to remember that the summer months are the most dangerous biking months in the City of Chicago. Summer is when the most number of Chicagoans take to their bikes to avoid congested city streets and packed, smelly CTA buses and trains during their commute to work. With these facts in mind, the Red Eye recently published an article with a number of important safety recommendations for bicyclists.

The Red Eye article is full of safety tips (if not a safe title), from advising bicyclists to stay away from the lakefront due to the potential of dazed tourists wandering into your path to lubricating your bike’s gears to reduce the risk of catastrophic break down. The article also includes tricks to arrive at work presentable after a long bike commute on a hot summer day. Thanks again to the Red Eye for its continued interest in Chicago's bicycling community.

Always remember that the best safety tip of all is to "keep your head on a swivel" and be mindful of everyone and everything around you. The old cliche is true: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

If you have any questions regarding this post or an issue involving Illinois personal injury law, please contact Chicago, Illinois Bicycle Attorney Mike Keating at 312-208-7702 or 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All e-mails and phone calls are returned promptly. All initial consultations are always confidential and free.