Tension between bikes, cars, motorcycles high in Jefferson County

The battle for cruising space on Jefferson County's scenic canyon roads will continue this summer as bicyclists and motorists struggle to find the center line in sharing the roadways.

Tensions between residents who drive the narrow canyon roads and bicyclists emerged more than a decade ago, and every summer the feud is rejuvenated by offenses from both sides — including everything from aggressive horn-heavy motorists to cyclists urinating in front yards.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office continues to work with both groups to ease friction.
Patrols have been increased in problem areas, where deputies are ready to cite motorists, motorcyclists and bicyclists for violations, said Lt. James Lucas, the department's cycling and resident liaison.

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