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Bicycle Safety (cont.)

Safety in Off-Road Conditions

  • Bicycle riding has evolved from a mode of transportation to a widely enjoyed hobby and recreational sport. Off-road riding and racing has increased in popularity over the past decade.

  • The majority of off-road injuries involve cuts and scrapes to the arms and legs. However, off-road or all-terrain cyclists sustain more severe injuries - such as fractures and dislocations - than road cyclists.

  • Off-road cyclists are more likely to wear a protective helmet and therefore less likely to have face and head injuries.

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