Biking in the Great Outdoors
Life is slowly getting back to normal; businesses are opening up. Even so, many of us are not particularly eager to rush back into crowded restaurants and movie theaters, and would rather continue to enjoy the outdoor pursuits that we have developed over the past few months. Especially considering the nice weather Northern California has been experiencing.
Get to Know the Bike Trail
The Sacramento region is home to a world-famous paved multi-use trail that spans from the confluence of the American River with the Sacramento River in Old Sacramento to Beals Point at Folsom Lake. The trail parallels the American River and is a great resource for outdoor enthusiasts. The trail is best known by locals as “the bike trail,” but its formal name is the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail. It is one of the longest bike trails with a paved pathway in the United States. The trail is maintained by the County of Sacramento. It includes mile markers painted at half-mile increments.
Bicycle Sales on The Rise
It is not unusual that bicycle sales ramp up in spring as the Sacramento temperatures rise. This year, as we all know, is an unusual one, and one area in which that can be measured is the number of bike sales and requests for bicycle repairs. Both are much higher than usual. Logically, this makes sense as gyms are closed, and residents are searching for ways to get exercise and get out of the house. Outdoor exercise has never been disallowed under the local COVID-19 regulations, so Sacramento bicycling is having a big moment.
Celebrate the Joy of Biking
National Bike Month has been celebrated around the nation since 1956 and shows the benefits of bicycling from commuting to work and school, getting great exercise and just enjoying your surroundings. Because of the ongoing pandemic, riders are discouraged from partnering up with friends this year, but this doesn’t mean Sacramento residents can’t enjoy participating in special bicycling events to celebrate. Staying home but active is important, so the bike miles a participant logs are encouraged to be from their indoor or stationary bikes.
Bicyclist Injured in 12th Street Collision
A bicycle rider was injured in an accident that occurred on December 10 along 12th Street, near I Street. Emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived at the site around 8:18 p.m., along with officers of the Sacramento Police Department. They discovered a bicycle rider on the ground with his belongings scattered along the railroad tracks. The driver involved in the collision remained at the scene and was cooperating with police in their investigation. The bicycle rider was taken to a nearby hospital. However, the condition of that person has not been disclosed. Because of the collision, the Blue Line was shut down, backing up the trains and interfering with traffic for awhile. Police are actively investigating the accident to determine fault.
Four Steps to Making an Injury Claim Against the At-Fault Driver
There is no denying the fact that California’s busy roadways pose a severe threat to cyclists.
Cyclist Injured in Sacramento Hit and Run
A hit and run collision on November 17 in Sacramento injured a bicycle rider. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident happened near the intersection of 47th Avenue and Lang Avenue shortly after 6:00 in the evening. The bicycle rider was struck and left lying in the roadway. An expedite order was issued to emergency responders in response to the rider’s injuries. The roadway was blocked as police investigated the crash, and emergency responders evaluated the injured person. A hit and run accident that results in injuries is often charged as a felony. There is no word yet as to the severity of the injuries suffered by the cyclist. The driver of the motor vehicle fled the scene, and efforts are underway to apprehend them.
Stop Sign Bicycle Accidents
Safety should always come first while riding a bike. It is essential to take a look at why accidents happen. An accident can happen at any time, and those involving bicycles can lead to severe injuries. Various types of bicycle accidents can include objects, other vehicles, turning collisions, and even equipment problems. Out of all of these accidents, those involving stop signs are the most common.
Bicyclist Severely Injured in Accident
A bicycle rider suffered serious injuries when she was struck by an SUV on October 22 at the intersection in front of Land Park. Officers with the Sacramento Police Department responded to the call of an injured bicycle rider around 7:40 in the morning along Sutterville Road and Mead Road. The rider was reported to be a 12-year-old female who was transported to UC Davis Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment. The juvenile is listed in stable but critical condition. The driver of the SUV, a 17-year-old, remained at the scene of the accident and was cooperating with the investigators.