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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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Feb 23, 2015

Recently I was reminded of how meaningful riding my bike can be. Sometimes we get caught up in the competitive nature of the sport and look forward to riding faster and faster with newer and lighter bicycles equipped with all the bells and whistles we can afford. Yet, there are those who remain focused on […]

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Feb 19, 2015

On one Tuesday each year, the streets are closed in New Orleans while parades roll. Mardi Gras Day showcases the krewes of Zulu and Rex, two of the oldest and most iconic parades, rolling down St. Charles Avenue. Not surprisingly, thick crowds turn out to watch Rex’s procession of hand-made floats (assembled this way since […]

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Feb 10, 2015

As a lawyer representing injured cyclists and President of Team Evergreen Cycling, I attended the Colorado Bike Summit on February 9-10, 2015. This is a great networking event for all members of the cycling community that included members of the State and Local Government, Bicycle Shops, Bicycle Manufacturers, Bicycle Clothing Companies, Bicycle Event Planners, and […]

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Jan 29, 2015

Colorado State Senator Larry Crowder (R-Alamosa) has sponsored a bill in the Colorado Senate specifically authorizing the use of state lottery funds towards the construction of bicycle trails throughout the state. This bill specifically adds recreational bicycle trails as one of the enumerated outdoor recreational improvement categories for which state lottery funds may be spent. […]

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Jan 28, 2015

In her August blog post Police & Cyclists, Ann Groninger described some of the problems faced by cyclists when police don’t understand or respect bicyclists’ legal rights. Because most police obtain no special training about bicycling, they share many of the same misconceptions and biases as the general public. So what can be done about […]

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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

*** UPDATE: 1/22/15: Now that all the donations are in, and the requests for funding have been processed, we have started to dole out the Relief Fund.  As of this morning, we have sent out $,4410, benefiting 22 young racers! *** As most of you know, the last day of Cyclo-Cross Nationals in Austin was […]

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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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