Safe Biking Tips for Back to School

Safe Biking Back to School

It’s hard to believe that a new school year is almost upon us. While parents are doing back-to-school shopping, don’t forget to check kids’ bike accessories–helmets and lights, for example–to ensure they’re in good working order (and still fit) before the beginning of the school year. It’s also a good idea to take your bikes in for service before the start of school. Bikes Palm Beach has essential bike safety gear and new bikes in stock for all your needs.

Protect Those Noggins

This should be a no-brainer (pun intended). Though Florida law doesn’t require wearing a bike helmet, “looking cool” should never outweigh safety and protection from possible traumatic brain injury. According to a meta-analysis by Cleveland Clinic, wearing a bike helmet reduces serious head injuries by 60%, reduces traumatic brain injury by 53%, and reduces how many cyclists are killed each year by 34%. Most people don’t realize this, but you should replace bike helmets every 3 to 5 years or after any crash. (Yes, really.) At Bikes Palm Beach, we can help you find the best helmet for you and your kids.

Light Them Up

“My kids are riding to school in broad daylight. Why do they need lights?” When you install bike lights, you increase your visibility to everyone else, which can prevent tragedy. Consequently, numerous studies show that lights on bicycles can significantly reduce the risk of crashes. Bikes Palm Beach has front and rear bike lights and great value combos in stock.

Upgrade Your Kid’s Bike

If your child has outgrown their current bike, check out our selection of excellent, affordable new bikes that can grow with your kid. All Eagle brand recreational bicycles are currently on sale at great prices. This includes Alamo, Venture, and Playa. Additionally, we have great options in the Trek Marlin and the Scott Aspect. Remember, any new bike you purchase from us includes two free standard tune-ups during the first year of ownership.

Featured Bikes for Bigger Kids in Stock

Bikes Palm Beach is your one-stop shop for your kids’ bikes and bike safety needs. Let our knowledgeable, friendly staff help you find the right bike and safety gear for your kids (and for you).

Essential Bicycle Safety Information

It’s critical to teach your child about bicycle safety, especially if they’re riding on, along, or near roadways. Please review the links below and talk to your child about the key challenges and dangers that cyclists face and discuss ways you can reduce the risk and improve safety.


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