• Don’t Let Drivers Off the Hook – Trial for Driver in Crash that Killed Five Cyclists

    Submitted by 303cycling on April 30th, 2018

    A driver in Michigan faces five counts of second-degree murder for his role in a car-bike collision that killed five cyclists and injured four. The driver, who was high on painkillers and muscle relaxers, is also charged with reckless driving causing death. Read more

    • Take the Pledge: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

      Submitted by 303cycling on April 27th, 2018

      Cyclist John Kirby was riding in the bike lane in Parker, Colorado in November 2017 when he was hit and killed by an alleged distracted Cyclist John Kirby was riding in the bike lane in Parker, Colorado in November 2017 when he was hit and killed by an alleged distracted driver.

      According to the arrest affidavit, the driver became distracted when she “looked down to push the off button on the vehicle’s stereo,” to turn off an incoming call. That’s when she veered into the bike lane hitting Kirby. Read more

      • The Cyclist Lawyer, Megan Hottman: What to do about Cyclists behaving Badly?

        Submitted by 303cycling on April 13th, 2018

        Megan Hottma, Cyclist Lawyer, shares this short video on being a Bike Ambassador. Read more

        • What to do if harassed or threatened by a motorist

          Submitted by 303cycling on March 21st, 2018

          At one point or another we’ve all uttered some version of this sentence: “I wasn’t hit, but I was harassed, yelled at, honked at, buzzed, menaced, or otherwise threatened.” But what can you do?

          The truth is, being harassed, buzzed (passed so closely from behind, that the hair stands up on your arm and neck), yelled at, incessantly honked at, had objects thrown at you (beer bottles and fireworks among the most common), or any other variety of these types of behaviors, is REALLY, REALLY SCARY to a cyclist out riding their bike. Read more

          • How to Plan your Bike Commute Route

            Submitted by 303cycling on March 16th, 2018

            Planning your commuting route can be challenging, especially if you are just getting started. Hottman Law’s Bike Ambassadors member, Marieke, shares her tips and provides web sites to help map out your commute. Read more

            • When is it Legal to Ride Bikes Two Abreast?

              Submitted by 303cycling on February 27th, 2018

              Golden’s Cyclist-Lawyer Megan Hottman explains the often-confusing question, When is it OK for cyclists to ride side-by-side and when is it advised to ride single file? Read more

              • Safe Streets Day at the Capitol

                Submitted by 303cycling on February 24th, 2018

                Be part of democracy in action! Join Bicycle Colorado at the Colorado State Capitol on Tuesday, February 27 from 8 to 10 AM and advocate for better bicycling in the state. Read more

                • Understanding the Cycling 3 Foot Rule

                  Submitted by 303cycling on February 20th, 2018

                  In effect since 2009, Colorado law requires drivers to give cyclists at least 3 feet of space when passing.

                  Megan discusses this important traffic safety law and offers advice on what a motorist should do if it’s not possible to give 3 feet when passing. Read more