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Texting While Biking Is Dumb But Should It be Illegal and What About an Electric Bicycle?

Texting While Cycling is Stupid But Should it Be Illegal

CDC data shows that 9 Americans are killed by distracted drivers every day. One in four car crashes involve the use of cellphones. That’s over 340,000 “accidents” that could be prevented if people just put their phones and concentrate on the road. This could also translate to cyclists texting while cycling…

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If I Text While Riding My Bicycle, Can the Cops Fine Me? And what about an electric bicycle? Huh?

“A person commits the offense of operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile communication device if the person, while operating a motor vehicle on a highway, uses a mobile communication device.”

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National Bike Month and Bike Month Challenge

NATIONAL BIKE MONTH

May is National Bike Month, promoted by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try…

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It’s the Bike Month Challenge!

This May is all about sharing your love of biking. Join forces with others to ride in teams, encourage new riders, climb leaderboards and even win prizes like a new bike worth $1,500!

Once you’ve registered, create or join a team and hop on your bike. Go team!

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Get Involved in Florida Bicycle Month and TPA Florida Bicycle Month Ride 2022

Get Involved in Florida Bicycle Month 2022

Florida Bicycle Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage everyone to give bicycling a try. There are many ways to get involved: join our TPA ride, watch webinars, get your municipality to sign a proclamation or organize your own ride!

TPA Florida Bicycle Month Ride

Join our Annual Florida Bicycle Month Ride on March 11! Celebrate Florida Bicycle Month with a 3.2-mile scenic ride in downtown West Palm Beach. No bike? No problem! BrightBike, courtesy of Brightline, will be providing bikes for the ride. Please let us know you need one by registering! Check out the route flyer here…

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What is the Difference Between Biking and Cycling?

Bicycle aficionado or not, you’ve probably encountered the terms ‘biking’ and ‘cycling’ many times. Biking and cycling normally involves the same thing – a bicycle. If these two words supposedly have interchangeable meanings, then why do some people prefer to use one over the other? In this article, we break down the differences and put iron out the confusion once and for all!

Biking is an activity that involves a bicycle. You can ride the bike on a road, bike path, a mountain trail, or rough terrain. Some use the term “biking” to refer specifically to a mountain biking context, and it is often associated with riding a heavy duty bicycle on rougher terrain…

Cycling professionals usually use both of these words depending on the context. Cyclists and bikers can both ride bicycles, but what about other cycle types like unicycles and tricycles? Before we talk about the different ways these two words are used, let us first take a brief look at the history of the bicycle….

Cycling is an activity that involves a two-wheeled bicycle, unicycle, or tricycle, either for recreation, as a sport or as a mode of transportation. The following are some popular forms of cycling…

With the given definitions, it seems as though biking and cycling almost have the same meaning. However, there are subtle differences between the usage of the two words…

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Help Shape the Future of Cycling and Walking in Delray Beach

Calling all Delray Beach bicyclists… Please help shape the future of cycling and walking in Delray Beach by taking this city survey… CLICK HERE!

For more info, visit https://walkbikedelraybeach.com/

The purpose of this project is to develop a citywide Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan based on a collaborative and inclusive planning process that reflects the needs and desires of the community. An overarching project goal is to integrate bicycle and pedestrian modes as part of the City’s overall mobility strategy. This Master Plan will serve as a blueprint for the City of Delray Beach to create a robust, safe, comfortable, and convenient network of bicycle facilities and sidewalk network throughout the city as well as provide connectivity to regional non-motorized transportation network.

The development of a Master Plan (Plan) is a result of a collaborative, consensus-building process.

Go to https://walkbikedelraybeach.com/

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Electric Bike Sale and Rentals in Delray Beach

Electric Bike Sale and Rentals in Delray Beach – Now Available!

Electric Bikes – fast & powerful motorized bikes.

Richwagen’s Bicycle Shop is family owned and operated which has been serving the Delray Beach community for over 57 years. Ride in style with electric bikes. We have Electra and Biria electric bikes for sale and for rent. CALL 561-272-BIKE. #electrabicycles #rideinstyle #supportlocal

The world deserves a better e-bike and Electra has cracked the code, combining comfort, stability and performance in one stylish package. Whether you’re a casual rider, a commuter or more of an adventurer, our high-quality, easy-to-ride Go! e-bikes fit perfectly into your lifestyle. Ready? Where will you Go!

For those looking to explore more, ride farther and climb hills faster. The Townie Path Go! 10D EQ is the e-biker’s e-bike, combining versatility, technology and style into the next evolution of e-bikes…

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Biria Bikes is a US based company committed to giving everyone the ultimate comfort and quality in riding bicycles. Biria Bikes USA was born in 2002 with the desire to bring bicycles to North America that captured the same spirit embodied in the most popular models being ridden all across Europe…

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Cycling is regarded as one of the healthiest activities you can do – it can improve your fitness, fortify your immunity and boost your sense of wellbeing, among a host of other health benefits.

But are electric bikes health benefits the same? E-bikes sometimes get a bad rub of the green, with some arguing that you don’t get enough exercise to achieve these the same benefits when riding one. But that’s simply not true!

Here are our top 9 health benefits that you can look forward to if you start using an e-bike more often…

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Electric Bike Sale and Rentals in Delray Beach

Richwagen’s Delray Bike & Sport Come check out these sweet ELECTRIC bicycles we’ve got on SALE or for rent! CALL 561-272-BIKE.

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Richwagen’s Bike & Sport Welcomes Third Generation

It’s time to introduce the third generation of Richwagens, owners of Richwagen’s Bike & Sport. Welcome 8-month-old Ava, daughter of the store owner Albert Richwagen and his fiancée, Lisa Napolitano. As far as biking is concerned, it’s never too young to start.

“I’ve put Ava on the seat of a bike, and she’ll be riding a tricycle before she can walk,” Richwagen said.

Albert Richwagen represents the second generation in his family business, which his father, Robert, founded 60 years ago. Albert and his mother, Bertha, took over in 1988, after Robert died.

In its fifth location — a 3,000-square-foot store at 298 NE Sixth Ave. in Delray Beach — the business has seen some changes over the years.

A little history: Robert, who learned machine work in high school and during World War II, was a welder at the Boston shipyard. After moving to Delray Beach, he took his skills and ingenuity and applied them to products for his new store, where he sold go-karts and Vespa scooters. A man on the move, so to speak.

“In the 1960s Gidget days, he started shaping surfboards, and then, noticing the number of retirees, he designed a three-wheeled bicycle for adults,” Albert Richwagen recalled.

And things continue to evolve.

“Now, people are loving electric bikes,” Albert Richwagen said. “That side of the business has grown 150% during the pandemic, and kids’ bike sales have exploded, too. The sale of kids’ bikes had dropped steadily over the last 10 years. But when gyms, pools, tennis courts and playgrounds closed during the pandemic, family biking really took off.”

The Richwagen store closed its doors at the start of the pandemic, but offered curb service. It is fully open again. And, by the way, Bertha, 83, misses working there, Albert says.

“She stopped because of the pandemic, but she would be there every day, if she could.”

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Photo by Tim Stepien – Bertha Richwagen, Lisa Richwagen, Ava Marie Richwagen, 8 months, and Albert Richwagen pictured inside of Richwagen’s Bike & Sport, 298 NE 6th Ave. Delray Beach, Florida on Sunday afternoon.

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It’s Bike Month in Delray Beach!

It’s Bike Month in Delray Beach!

Bike Month in Delray Beach

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Biking Safety Tips – Learn How to Cycle on the Road

Biking Safety Tips: 31 Ideas for Staying Safe While Biking

Wear a helmet. A helmet can’t be 100 percent guaranteed to save your life, but it’s always going to give you better odds than going bare headed. You can also look into airbags for your bike.

Be seen. Dress like a fluorescent peacock—wear bright colors and reflective clothing, especially in the early morning, late at night, or on cloudy days.

Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sunscreen, especially on the back of your neck. Wear long sleeves with breathable fabric. Wear sunglasses.

Know the weather forecast. Wear waterproof gear as needed. You might even carry a small backpack to hold lightweight extra layers and other essentials for every ride…

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Rules of Road Cycling : Learn How to Cycle on the Road : Cycling Rules

In this video, you will learn the basic rules & etiquette of road Cycling. RULES OF ROAD CYCLING. Greetings all the fellow cyclists out there. Today we are going to talk about a few rules that you should follow if you’re out cycling. These rules are meant to keep you and the people around you safe while maintaining the excitement of the sport…

 

How to Ride Safely Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Getting in 30 to 60 minutes of moderate to brisk activity can help your immune system keep viruses at bay. Be sure you know what’s going on in your area and if there are any restrictions or mandatory self-quarantines. And, if you’re sick or at-risk of spreading the virus, you shouldn’t go out or exercise…

Before meeting up with others for a ride, assess key risk factors such as the level of community spread in your area, if you’ve been exposed to coronavirus and could be at risk for asymptomatically spreading it, and what your training partners have been doing to stay safe. Riding with a training partner or small group of two to three that you trust is likely safe, depending on the area you live in and the precautions you all take…

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Valentine’s Day Inspiration for Bike Loving Couples – Couples Who Ride Tandem Bicycles

Valentine’s Day Inspiration for Bike Loving Couples

The couple that bikes together, stays together, right? With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we wanted to share our favorite photos and videos that show how the freedom of bicycle can spread joy – and romance. Visit our Pinterest Valentine’s Day board for more photos, and gift ideas too…

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Valentine’s Day deals and Activities for Couples looking for an Out-of-the-(chocolate) Box Experience in South Florida

Love is always in the air in South Florida, but this Valentine’s Day we’ve got something for every couple looking to celebrate their love – from a retro-romantic afternoon tea to special hotel packages and dinner menus. Check out our list of swoon-worthy deals and activities below..

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Double Happiness: Couples Who Ride Tandem Bicycles

For some, the tandem bicycle is as close as it gets to love on a bike. The machines with two seats and one pair of wheels have often conjured thoughts of everlasting bliss and pedaling in union…

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Bike Rentals

Richwagen’s Bicycle Shop is family owned and operated which has been serving the Delray Beach community for over Fifty Seven years. We have everything you need from kids to carbon fiber racing bikes and everything in between.

We offer a huge selection of clothing and accessories. We have a hi~tech repair shop. With 2 hour, daily and weekly beach cruiser rentals, to high performance street bikes. Come visit us for all your cycling needs at our 4000 sq. ft. showroom.

CALL 561-272-BIKE.