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Are Bikes Allowed On The Road?

Are Bikes Allowed On The Road?

For the most part, bikes are allowed on roadways. One of the large exceptions is the interstate. Cyclists are not allowed on the nation’s interstate. Safety There is always the question of whether you, the cyclist, wants to be on that particular stretch of road. […]

Philly Opens First One-Way Protected Bike Lanes

Philly Opens First One-Way Protected Bike Lanes

Space for bike lanes is always at a premium. At best, we are lucky to be allowed to ride on an unprotected shoulder. Occasionally, cities will gives us a lane we can share with the busses and turning cars. Terrifying, frankly. Today, Philadelphia upped the […]

New York Outlaws Electric Bikes

New York Outlaws Electric Bikes

New York has been a frustration to the electric bike industry for many years now. While electric bicycles are marketed to those living in large cities as a way to make larger distances and longer commutes a possibility, New York State’s ban on electric bikes […]

Group Ride And Bike Race Liabilities

Group Ride And Bike Race Liabilities

We’ve all signed those waivers that hold the event organizers blameless for injury and even death. I joke with the wifey that I have to sign a “death waiver” to participate in my sport. The time may come when you want to put on your […]

Liability for Bike Crash on shared use

Liability for Bike Crash on shared use

A shared-use path. Often referred to as a “bike-path“, most shared use paths are for the use of all travelers not using motor vehicles. Strollers, skate boards, roller skates, wheelchairs, pedestrians, and sometimes even horses are permitted on these quiet roads where cars are restricted. […]

Is it Legal To Ride A Bike On The Sidewalks

Is it Legal To Ride A Bike On The Sidewalks

Sidewalk laws vary from state to state, and then again from county to county. San Antonio restricts bicycles from side walks as a city wide mandate, while Madison, WI allows them in non-commercial areas, providing cyclists yield to pedestrians and give audible warnings when they […]

Can motorist cross a double yellow line to give Cyclist Space?

Can motorist cross a double yellow line to give Cyclist Space?

Some states have such hard and fast double yellow line rules that (literally) cyclist have been struck by cars because they driver had an inability to move over far enough even though they were trying. While many cyclists would say ‘they should have waited for […]

Cyclists Riding Abreast: The Rules On Lane Sharing and Impeding Traffic

Cyclists Riding Abreast: The Rules On Lane Sharing and Impeding Traffic

State laws vary as to the the priority and rights of cyclists on roadways, but many places have very specific laws in place for cyclists riding side by side and what constitutes impeding traffic. We are gonna dive into some of the basics of lane […]