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Why You Should Fearlessly Embrace the Bike (Not Bullets)

Two-Wheeled Freedom: Why You Should Fearlessly Embrace the Bike (Not Bullets) Pedaling through the wind, sunlight dappling through leaves, a grin plastered across your face - that's the magic of cycling. But hold on a second, a niggling voice might whisper: What about getting randomly shot? Let's address that elephant on the two-wheeled path right now. Yes, gun violence is a reality in some parts of the world, and the fear of the unexpected is understandable. But fear not, fellow adventurers! Let's crunch some numbers and put things in perspective. The odds of being struck by lightning in the U. S.? 1 in 15 million. Being eaten by a shark? 1 in 11. 5 million. Getting hit by a falling coconut? (Yes, it's a thing, apparently. ) 1 in 75 million. Now, the odds of being tragically shot while cycling? Hold your breath... it's incredibly low. In fact, statistics paint a picture vastly different from the dark imaginings in our heads. So, what ar