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Bicycle Safety (cont.)

Overuse Injuries

Physical overuse can also cause bicycle injuries. These injuries can be prevented by proper selection of the bicycle, adjustment of the bicycle to the individual rider, proper maintenance, and common sense in how the bicycle is used.

  • Appropriately-sized frames, handlebar and seat heights as well as understanding of gear systems help reduce injuries.

  • Drinking enough fluids, stretching, and routine scheduled activity can help avoid potential injuries related to overuse.

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