• Driver flees, alcohol may be involved in cyclist hit-and-run in Longmont Sunday

    Submitted by 303cycling on December 4th, 2017

    From the Times Call

    By Amy Bounds/Camera Staff Writer

    A bicyclist was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash this morning south of Longmont near Plateau Road and Moonstone Court, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Read more

    • How to Handle Drivers with Road Rage

      Submitted by 303cycling on November 30th, 2017

      Angry drivers are always scary but far more so when you’re on a bike. Here’s how to safely get out of a bad situation.

      It’s a sad commentary that almost any cyclist can tell a story of a time when a driver was verbally or physically aggressive toward them. In fact, most of us can tell that story from a time when we were in a car, too. A 2016 study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found some 80 percent of drivers expressed “significant anger, aggression, or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year.” What’s worse is that according to the study, an estimated eight million US drivers engaged in “extreme” road rage, such as purposely hitting another vehicle. Read more

      • Help catch Hit-and-Run Driver

        Submitted by 303cycling on November 29th, 2017

        Please help spread this around to catch this hit and run driver: Read more

        • New Signs Remind Drivers To Share The Road With Cyclists

          Submitted by 303cycling on October 29th, 2017

          BOULDER, Colo. Reposted from CBS local On an average day the stretch of Highway 36 from Boulder to Lyons sees 16,000 cars and as many as 600 cyclists all sharing the roads. Nearby, new signs are being piloted by BoulderRead More

          • Cyclist hospitalized after reported crash with semi in Boulder County

            Submitted by 303cycling on October 22nd, 2017

            Colorado State Troopers were trying to determine whether or not a cyclist collided with a semi truck at East County Line Road on Colo. 66 on Friday afternoon. Read more

            • How Cyclists Can Get Police to Take On-Bike Video Footage Seriously

              Submitted by 303cycling on October 18th, 2017

              Over the past several years, more and more riders have been strapping video cameras to their bikes—not to capture rad jumps or beautiful scenery, but for safety reasons. However, the cameras might not be the panacea that many riders believe. On-bike video footage helped authorities catch the alleged driver who hit a cyclist on the Natchez Trace last month, but too often, video evidence from cyclists is ignored by overwhelmed police departments, particularly in cases where there’s no injury or other crime committed. Read more

              • Nebraska’s 3-foot law: Why it matters

                Submitted by 303cycling on October 11th, 2017

                On July 20, 2016, at around 6:00 am, Jeff was riding his bike on Highway 30 near Sidney, Nebraska. An avid cyclist and racer, Jeff was familiar with this highway, and he rode it regularly. He had a red, rear-facing blinky light on his bike. Jeff is 49, married, and has two sons in their early 20s. Jeff has been mountain biking since 1988, road cycling since 1999, and began road racing in 2002. He grew up racing motocross and riding freestyle BMX. Needless to say, Jeff can handle his bike, and he’s a savvy rider. Read more

                • Colorado’s Bicycle Law Now Includes Electric Bikes

                  Submitted by 303cycling on September 11th, 2017

                  On August 9, 2017, the Colorado law that regulates the operation of bicycles in our State changed again based on the advent of electrical assisted bicycles or “e-bikes.” E-bikes have gained in popularity over the years and there has been a push by the bike industry and People for Bikes to have uniform legislation nationwide so it will be easier to know where to ride each type of e-bikes. Read more

                  • Cyclist seriously injured in weekend crash on U.S. 36 north of Boulder

                    Submitted by 303cycling on August 31st, 2017

                    A cyclist was seriously injured in a crash over the weekend on U.S. 36 north of Boulder after apparently steering into oncoming traffic.

                    The crash occurred at the 31 milemarker of North Foothills Highway just north of the city of Boulder at 8:46 a.m. Saturday, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid. Read more

                    • Cycling Deaths Are Rising Faster Than Driving or Walking Deaths, New Study Suggests

                      Submitted by 303cycling on August 30th, 2017

                      After a nearly decade-long decline, deaths on U.S. roadways started rising again two years ago as gas prices dropped and more Americans got back in their cars. Now, a new study has found that cyclist deaths increased at a higher rate than those of drivers, walkers, or any other road user. Researchers also saw an uptick in the age of the victims. Read more