80% of cyclist hospitalizations come from 'bicycle alone' accidents where cyclists have fallen off their own bike, with no motor vehicle involved. Furthermore, the extent of 'off road' 'bicycle alone' accidents on bike paths and shared paths is unclear as they are not recorded by Police.
Cyclists can also be fatally injured from falling off their bike, as 2 Victorians were in 2006, yet surprisingly there is a push from some sections of the Cycling community to do away with
One must be Fit to Ride before one rides for health and fitness, and that includes a healthy mindset that sees a Cyclist’s duty of care for his/ her own safety as well as that of others.
Bicycle Street Smarts (USA)