Bicycling can be a great source of exercise and an environmentally friendly alternative mode of transportation. But unlike some physical activities, there is a much higher risk of injury or bicycling accident.

According to, “Cycling creates a tremendous demand on the lower extremities since they are responsible for producing a majority of the energy imparted to the bike. The high reactive forces created between the foot and the pedal produce loads that often adversely affect the joints and muscles of the legs and feet, leading to overuse injuries.”

The site said that a study was done of over 500 cyclists and 85% of them reported experiencing at least one overuse injury and 36% of them had to seek medical treatment as a result of their injury.

They mention that the main causes of overuse injuries as a poor fitting bicycle, musculoskeletal imbalances and training errors. Because cycling involves repeating the same movements for a prolonged period of time, it is important that those movements are being done correctly or injury can occur.

Besides the potential physical damage that can take place while riding a bike, many avid cyclists will tell you that sharing the road with automobiles is another potential hazard that can cause long lasting injuries seriously affecting your life. It is absolutely necessary to learn the laws associated with cycling so that you can protect yourself.

The bicycle accident lawyers at the Christensen Law Firm are not just attorneys; they are cyclists too. They know how important it is to take the necessary precautions to keep yourself safe. To better protect yourself from an increased risk of injury, make sure you choose the right bike, shoes, training regimen, and the Utah Bicycle Accident Handbook. It is equally important to look out for your safety if you or a loved one has been involved in a bike accident. Call the attorneys at the Christensen Law Firm today at 801-506-0800 to speak with fellow cyclists about the options available to you.