Do you ride a bicycle for your health? Do you ride one to help the environment? Whether you ride a bicycle for exercise, as a mode of transportation or both, anytime you ride near traffic, your ride could quickly turn into a catastrophe. If an accident occurs, you could suffer serious injuries since riding a bicycle does not provide you much protection from the impact of a vehicle. Where a vehicle driver could walk away without an injury, you could end up facing a lengthy recovery, along with permanent injuries.