Plenty of cyclists ride without gloves. We like to call these kind and well-meaning people “risk-takers”.
Along with a helmet, a good pair of riding gloves can save you from an E.R. visit and worse. Gloves protect against road-rash on the hands, sunburn, and of course, cuts. Wearing gloves certainly is preferable to picking glass or debris from your palms!
So how does one choose the right pair of gloves?