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Cambio Corsa: The Bike Law Blog

Nominate an Advocate for the Blue Ridge Parkway Bicycle Tour

The response to our Tour of the Blue Ridge / Advocacy Roundtable has been amazing!

Of course folks are thrilled: June 22 – 26, 2011. Boone to Asheville.  20 riders (only 12 8 spots left). 60+ mountain miles a day. Advocacy and strategy sessions by night. Great food and drink. Mountain Inns. Led by the Black Bear Adventures. Clad in Bikelaw.com kits specially made for the event:

The cost is $1200, with lodging, food, sag, jersey/shorts/socks, and shuttle back to Boone included. If you want a spot, please let us know asap by emailing Peter Wilborn. We will have more interest than spots available.

Nominate a Worthy Bicycle Advocate to Join Us for Free

In order to ensure that the price does not prevent important voices from being heard, Bikelaw.com is giving away two spots to Southeastern bike advocates that are nominated in the comments section below. That’s right, two of the names posted below will be given a free place on the Tour. No formal guidelines, no requirements. Just nominate someone you think makes a difference in the Southeast and loves to ride, and we get to choose. And yes, you can nominate yourself!

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Jan 27, 2015

One frequent bike accident related question I get asked many times a year is “Should I submit a claim for restitution in the criminal case against the person that hit me?” Generally, my answer is “No.” When the person who caused your accident was cited for a traffic or criminal violation, it began a sequence […]

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Jan 26, 2015

It is common knowledge that most bicycles are made in Taiwan or China these days. However, the craft of making bikes has seen a rebirth in Detroit. In the last several years, a number of small frame builders have opened their doors in Detroit, including Motorless City Bicycle Co., Detroit Bicycle Company, Shinola, and 313 […]

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Jan 20, 2015

Flying these days, with or without a bicycle, is a frustrating endeavor. Along with all the traditional hassles and stressors of flying, there is a new trend of hidden or additional fees – $25 to check a bag, $35 to check a second bag, $11 for an extra six inches of leg room, etc…. Some […]

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Jan 11, 2015

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Dec 24, 2014

Hint: It’s not just at night… Now that winter has arrived, days are shorter than at any other time of the year, and nights are longer. Adding to this, daylight saving time has ended for the year. All of this means an increased chance that you may be riding in darkness in the morning and […]

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Dec 12, 2014

If you have a regular 9-5 job, this time of year you’re getting off work when it’s still dark out.  If you ride your bike to work or you like to get some miles in after work it’s important that you make sure you have proper lighting equipment on your bicycle, not only to make […]

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Dec 12, 2014

It’s s dream many of us share.  Using our bikes all day, every day, all year around.  Getting from this place to that place on protected bike lanes.  Riding among a sea of riders in a place where bikes are given priority on the road. Copenhagen, as you know, is that place.   Here’s what […]

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Dec 08, 2014

Persistent sleuthing, hard work and a little luck has brought about successful resolution of a bicyclist’s legal claim against a driver that struck him from behind last year.  Our law firm represented the bicyclist, an active, physically fit 75 year old man.  The case resolved for the full amount of available auto insurance coverage. The collision […]

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Dec 08, 2014

At Least In Some Cities.  Is Your City On The List?  Ride a bike, and sooner or later you will notice that drivers often receive preferential treatment under the law. Our streets are often designed with drivers in mind, with little or no thought given to cyclists. If you are hit by a careless driver, […]

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Nov 17, 2014

A common question from cyclists injured in a crash or accident is, “do I need a lawyer?”   Cyclists can be a tough bunch. We like to figure out things for ourselves. There are two possible scenarios: (1) If the injury is serious, the injured person often thinks, this is a no-brainer, the insurance company will […]

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Nov 12, 2014

Below are some of the things I (Jim Reed in Upstate NY) have learned during my 40+ years of winter riding. KEEP THE WIND OUT Your outermost layer needs to be windproof but breathable.  We are blessed by many fabric choices that accomplish these goals and the key is to have a great outer layer. […]

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Nov 12, 2014

Bicycle helmets have been in the news lately. Last month, Bike Law Illinois attorney Brendan Kevenides reported that an Illinois case may have some potential to hold Illinois cyclists liable for their own head injuries if they are hit by a car and are not wearing a helmet. The day before that report came out, […]

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