Today a Ghost Bike sits at the site of last week’s fatal bike accident that left one cyclist dead and many wondering what can be done to prevent this from happening again
What’s a ghost bike? A Ghost bike is usually a beater bike that is placed at the spot where a cyclist fatality has taken place to memorialize the rider and remind others (both car and cyclist) of the dangers of bike riding. Read more
With all the talk about bicycle safety and riding single file etc I thought I would provide some resources to protect cyclists.
One tool a cyclist can use is the aggressive driver hot line that has been setup by the Colorado State Patrol. If you see a driver that is driving aggressively you should call *CSP (*277). Make sure you have the following information: Read more
303Racing recently caught up with Team Excel Sports rider Nico Toutenhoofd to find out more about this guy who has really taken on the Colorado racing by storm this year. First lets start with his 2008 results which show 7 wins and 13 podium finishes and is currently holding the Best All-round Rider title and Colorado Masters TT winner whom also had the fastest time of the day even in the P-1-2 field! Read more
Yesterday 9News posted a short story on how the Fort Collins Velodrome Association is trying to get a velodrome up there.
Related, there will be a meeting tomorrow in FTC on the future of the velodrome… found here in their email Read more
This is probably and hopefully the last of the Larimer County Sheriff saga, this time VeloNews has a very lengthy and educational posting on this. It’s long so maybe print this sucker out and read it in bed tonight. Read more
Greg Moody, News 4 Critic at Large and devoted cyclist, will be joined by Ainslie MacEachran as special guest announcers Sunday, June 1 at the Fort Collins Velodrome Association’s Associates in Family Medicine 6-Day Races at the CSU Oval. Racing starts at 5:00 p.m. and goes until 7:30 p.m. Spectators are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the free, family-friendly entertainment. Read more
There has been a ton of chatter about the article that the Larimer County Sheriff posted. There is a great blog post that addresses some of the specifics of the law that the Sheriff refers to. It quotes Dan Grunig who is the Executive Director of Bicycle Colorado. The one interesting point is that “the law reads that cyclists have to ride as far to the right as is practicable, not as far right as possible.” Read more
“Four out of five children are banned from cycling to school by their parents, a poll of 1,079 parents for Cycling England suggests.
This compares with the 35% of parents who were allowed to bike to school when they were children themselves.” Read more