Keeping Cyclists Safe Is Harder Than Ever
Researchers say the reason for the increase in cyclist injuries in the past 15 years isn't rocket science. There are simply more cyclists on the road.By Evan Thomas | September 2, 2015
We're seeing more bicycle injuries now than we have in the past 15 years, but new dangers on the road probably aren't the reason. It's likely because more of us are riding. (Video via Apreche)
A new study found from 1998 to 2013, hospital visits from bike injuries more than doubled. Riders 45 and older saw the most significant increases.
The lead author cites what's known as the "Lance Armstrong Effect": although the cyclist has since been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping, Armstrong's inspired a lot of people — including a lot of older folks — to get on a bike more often. (Video via Outside Magazine)