A confrontation between a sheriff’s deputy and bicyclist in Fort Collins last month led to a $22 ticket for the rider and an internal investigation into the deputy’s behavior.
Douglas Baker, 57, was riding his bike north on Riverside by the Coloradoan’s office on March 26 when he was stopped by Larimer County Sheriff’s Cpl. Perry Malisani, who was coming up behind him. Malisani ticketed Baker for failing to move to the right as the deputy passed the cyclist.
But bicycle advocates note the ticket given to Baker cited a section of the law changed in 2009 following a series of confrontations between cyclists and then-Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden. Alderden repeatedly told cyclists they needed to get out of the way of drivers.
Do a quick search on 303cycling and you will find a few other articles about problems with the former Sheriff and cyclists, not only from his county but also from Boulder as they ride the populate Carter lake route.