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Best Time for Biking Fun



Helmets a must. Safety checks before you go. Ride Hudson Valley bike trails.

boys love to ride bikes

Let's get outside!

It is beautiful outside and the perfect time to ride a bike. If you have family bikes, hold on to them dearly, because I have been told that right now it may be difficult to buy a reasonably priced bike.

Great article in Stanford Children’s Health titled Bike Safety: The Power of Safe Pedaling, says 'nothing says freedom and fun like riding a bike'.

Bike helmets protect the brain.
Think head first when it comes to bike safety. Wear a helmet every time you ride, even during a quick trip around the block. Recent studies show that only 40-60% of U.S. children wear helmets, according to Angela Lumba-Brown, MD, a pediatric emergency medicine physician who cares for children and young adults in the Stanford Pediatric Emergency Department.

Before you go, check your bike
By making sure your bike is in good working order, you’ll prevent unpleasant surprises. When you get your bike out, do an ABC Quick Check: The article suggests 10 points of inspection.

Give safety a hand
Before giving older kids the go ahead to venture out, take family rides to practice hand signals and the rules of the road. Ideally, put one adult in front and one in the rear.

Hudson Valley Bike Trails.
Get your bikes ready and enjoy the Hudson Valley like you never have before. Biking has always been a good way to bring families together, enjoy good scenery, and best of all get some exercise, but I bet you didn’t know we have some of the best biking trails right in our back yard.

The link below lists some fun rides.


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