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Video: Officials shed light on bike safety as Northland trails get busy

Apr 26, 2021 04:58AM ● By Editor

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From WDIO-TV - April 25, 2021

A St. Scholastica student was injured while biking on the Superior Hiking Trail this week, resulting in a rescue by first responders.

To prevent further injuries as a growing number of bikers hit the trails this spring and summer, the Duluth Fire Department shared some insight on bike safety.

  • Wearing helmets
  • Bringing a cell phone
  • Going with a buddy
  • Taking your time 
  • Knowing your limits

"Nowadays, we have more extreme sports than we used to and while we have better equipment than we had years ago, that comes with a lot of responsibility,” Asst. Chief Brent Consie for the Duluth Fire Department said.

In addition to the tips above, Consie said that bikers should also be aware of others that they could run into on the trail.

“You always have to be ready for anything that's ahead of you and be able to slow down before you get to that," Consie said.

More information about biking trails in the Northland can be found here.

To see the original report and read related articles follow this link to the WDIO-TV website.

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