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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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May 20, 2016

I recently had the chance to meet a passionate bicyclist named Max Mcallister.   Max is, by all accounts, the real deal when it comes to bicycling and bike culture and is definitely a Bike Law kind of guy.   He rides every day.   He seeks out challenges.   He rides through pain and, occasionally, injury.    He gives […]

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May 15, 2016

Here’s a video of an off-duty Charleston police officer confronting a cyclist (who had been cycling against traffic on a one-way street), preventing him from leaving, and getting physical and ultimately schooled.  The officer is currently on administrative leave pending investigation. There’s a lot to discuss. We often get complaints from cyclists harassed by police […]

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May 05, 2016

Despite a visionary mayor for decades and a promising new one for months, and despite great weather, an urban core, and flat topography, Charleston is a horrible, unsafe place to ride a bike.  Our city leaders — so good on many issues — have completely failed to plan for transportation. But more and more of […]

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Apr 26, 2016

At Bike Law, we know too well that drivers are often not seriously charged for injuring cyclists in crashes. But in more and more of our cases, they are.  Here’s a recent example from North Carolina in which the police correctly upped the charges from misdemeanor to felony.  Thanks to the growing number of police […]

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Apr 21, 2016

  There are things the world needs less of.  Poverty.  Traffic.  Condominiums. Bike shops would not make the list.  Fixers and sellers of bicycles are folks who only the most irascible curmudgeon would wish to see fewer in number.  Yet, battle lines have been drawn in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood between the owners of high […]

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Mike Dayton
Apr 15, 2016

I got hit. Put me down for 44 years without an injury, save for the occasional tired knee and lungs. A careful rider with a mirror to see cars that approach too quickly. A careful rider who watches and slows for riders off the back. Yes, a careful rider, but I don’t remember seeing the […]

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Apr 07, 2016

A Man Died Today.   I / Bruce didn’t know him.   So why am I so sad? John Harsch was killed doing something that he apparently loved. Riding his bicycle.   I use the word “apparently” because I didn’t know him.   But there are a lot of things I know about him without having to have met […]

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Mar 14, 2016

Iain Gerrard would have finished his 1,500 mile bike tour with a fun, slow-paced ride through the French Quarter, but sadly, the opportunity was taken from him. His parents, William and Jean Gerrard, are coming to New Orleans to experience the bike ride that their son was never able to finish. On Sunday, March 20, […]

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Mar 08, 2016

Recently in Toronto, a young skateboarder was run down and killed when a taxi driver intentionally smashed his taxi into him. The driver was sentenced to four years.  The sentence has been criticized by some as too stiff, and the lawyer for the taxi driver is appealing the penalty. Here’s the video.  Watch as the […]

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Feb 26, 2016

The crash that sent our webmaster and blogger Mike Dayton to the ICU (still in critical condition) and that injured three others has garnered much attention around the country.  We have reported on his condition, and the weak charges filed against the reckless driver. Thanks to so many for your kind words and thoughts to […]

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Feb 23, 2016

As most of you know, Mike Dayton and three other cyclists were run down on a North Carolina road on Saturday, February 20th.  Mike is Bike Law’s webmaster and blogger, and if you read these pages, you are familiar with his wit, passion for cycling, and mastery of the topic.  Mike is better known as […]

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Feb 19, 2016

I’ve had a good laugh at those ridiculous anti-biking bills that have been circulating on Facebook. All you can do is shake your head in disbelief, cringe a little and shrug it off. It’s like watching a spectacular belly flop from the high dive. First up is that asinine law proposed by Rep. Jay Houghton of […]

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