These uncertain times have brought social restrictions, social distancing guidelines and stay-at-home orders. Among the chaos, some people still need exercise to stay sane. Thus, waking, running and cycling outdoors is still permitted by California law.

This is great news, as California boasts dozens or roadways, trails and paths for walkers, runners and cyclists.

No matter the exercise of our choosing, our smartphones are usually not far away. For outdoor exercise enthusiasts, especially bicycle riders, their phones could be a hindrance. If riders do bring their phone, even just for emergency purposes, it likely doesn’t have the capabilities of RiderAlert.

The hindrance of RiderAlert is that it’s not an app. It’s a separate device to bring along while exercising, but its capabilities could replace your phone for the time being, or act as an extra safety net.

The device provides three unique features for walkers, runners, and cyclists, and is available to individuals of all ages.

  1. Live crash detection
  2. Real-time 24/7 access to an emergency operator: RiderAlert automatically detects any fall or crash and notifies a RiderAlert specialist, who is a trained emergency operator that speaks to you directly through the device.
  3. GPS detection and emergency service dispatch: When assistance is needed, the specialist will dispatch the necessary emergency responders to your exact GPS location and notifies your loved ones via call and text. This action takes away the burden of having to inform them yourself in the event of a severe injury, allowing you to focus on the emergency operator and yourself.

Exercising is great. It helps heal our physical body and calm our mind, and while you think that a trip, fall or crash won’t happen, it likely will; we just don’t know when. If a fall or crash does occur while cycling, and you feel like someone else was at fault, consider consulting an experienced California bicycle attorney.