I’ve often thought that the perfect riding mate is one of those elusive and difficult-to-describe creatures. Like unicorns, you know it when you see it. To articulate it and actually describe, it is quite another. I’ve been blessed to ride bikes with a handful or so people in my life, who have set the bar incredibly high as perfect ride partners. I’ve paid close attention to the nuances, asking myself, “just what exactly makes this so magical?” in the hopes of being able to distill it down into words without doing the dynamic an injustice. It’s hard to describe a flow-state feeling. Read more
Megan Hottman Rides Bike with Two Dogs from Arvada to Colo Springs and Stays at Buffalo Lodge Bike ResortSubmitted by Bill Plock on October 5th, 2020
By Megan Hottman I have always wanted to go credit card camping on a bike adventure…. By that I mean- ride somewhere cool with a credit card, clean pair of clothes and flip flops, and explore the new spot, thenRead More
join us for a ghost bike dedication and memorial in honor of Chuck Vogel, 7:00pm this Friday, August 9 Read more
Cyclists, if you’re ever involved with a collision with a car, here are some tips from Megan Hottman, The Cyclist Lawyer, on what to do. Read more
This week, Alyssa and Haley talk to Megan Hottman, the Colorado lawyer who specializes in cases involving cyclists. Read more
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
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
Megan Hottma, Cyclist Lawyer, shares this short video on being a Bike Ambassador. Read more
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