It's that time of year again when the days are getting shorter and having a bike equipped for night riding becomes necessary. To help community members with riding at night, GO Boulder/City of Boulder, the University of Colorado (CU) and local merchants have teamed up for the third annual "Lighten Up! Boulder" campaign.
The campaign highlights the importance of using a bike light for night cycling and encourages bike light use by providing discounts (10 - 30 percent) on bike light accessories at participating merchants. Coupons are valid through Friday, Nov. 11, 2011.
REMEMBER - Riding at night without proper lighting is ILLEGAL and UNSAFE. Cyclists can't see the road, and, more importantly, vehicles can't see cyclists!
Cross Propz Racing was notified today by the City of Longmont that, although it had previously given them approval for their cross race at Roger Grove Park in Longmont, the city would no longer permit their event. Given the situation, they have no other option at this point but to cancel our race. Cross Propz apologizes for the inconvenience this will surely cause the racing community.
Colorado really came out and represented in Las Vegas this past week at Interbike with many companies and people out there representing to the rest of the world why Colorado is the capital of cycling. We tried to visit and talk with every Colorado cycling company but in the end we still missed a few. One new Colorado company that launched AND was a hit at Interbike was Grindz a protective cycling apparel line.
BoulderGreensStreets ran their Ciclovia Sunday, hopefully many Boulderites learned from some of the many booths setup there just how easy it can be to get around by bike. Bikes aren't just for recreation and exercise you know.
Rocky Mounts ladies team is inviting anyone who wishes to take their cycling to a competitive level to join us on our next "meet and greet" rides. Cat 2-4 and masters riders welcome. Whether your passion is road, mountain, track or multi-sport there is a group to train and race with.
Join us Tuesday, 9/13 at 6:00 pm or Sunday, 9/18 at 9:30 am at Amante. Plan on approximately 1.5-2 hours at a casual pace.
Today's Tuesday discussion deals with a recent harassement ticket given to a cyclist as mentioned in a comment on 303cycling. Here is how their side of the story happened....
"I was given a ticket from Boulder County Sheriff for harassment last night. I was going down Highway 93 towards Marshall Road when a guy in a pickup truck felt it was necessary to honk as he sped past me. I was going about 40, he was going about 60. I caught up to him at the light and hit the bed of his pickup with my fist. I clearly let my emotions get the best of me. Regardless, we were both wrong but drivers simply don't understand how vulnerable we are, even to a car honking its horn. (And I kept my line, wasn't in traffic)."
I've been their before and let my emotions get away and hit the side of the car/truck in protest of their actions. But who is harassing who here?