North Carolina

With the Blue Ridge Mountains, miles of coastline and year-round riding, North Carolina is geographically the perfect place to ride a bike. Unfortunately, bicyclists in North Carolina face some of the country's most archaic and unfair laws and a strong bias against cyclists.

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Representation in North Carolina bicycle injury cases

North Carolina lawyer and Bike Law founder Ann Groninger's motivations for focusing her practice on bicycle cases are selfish ones. She rides her bike for transportation and recreation and wants to be able to do it safely. Ann also believes that improving North Carolina bicycle safety will encourage more people to ride, which makes communities better places to live. By enforcing the rights of cyclists who get hit, she’s helping to prevent the next crash.  With offices in Charlotte and Durham, Ann represents cyclists in Asheville, Raleigh, Durham, Greenville, Wilmington, Fayetteville, and throughout the State.

Ann wrote the book on North Carolina bicycle laws.  It's called the "Ride Guide (BLB #1: North Carolina Bicycle Laws)" and can be downloaded here: Ride Guide NC.


Read Bob Mionske's interview of Ann here.

Ann has been a full-time bicycle lawyer for over 5 years.  She was the first network lawyer for Bike Law.  She has helped create and solidify Bike Law’s unique mission of client and cause advocacy.  Because of the unique challenges posed by arcane contributory negligence law, Ann has tried and won bicycle cases across the state.  Ann has ridden a bicycle everywhere she has lived (North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Michigan, Louisiana) and around the world (Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Chile, Nepal). Ann has also spent the last 15+ years in North Carolina courtrooms, fighting for the rights of individuals. Bike Law North Carolina is a combination of these passions.

Read about her horrible morning ride in Charlotte here.

If you have been injured in a North Carolina bike accident, by a defective bicycle product, or because of an unsafe road condition and would like to discuss your case with a North Carolina bicycle accident attorney who also gets cycling, Ann welcomes your call for a free consultation.  She can be reached at 704-200-2009 or

If you would like Bike Law to come speak to your club or at your shop, please contact us.

North Carolina Blog Posts

Aug 06, 2015

To horseshoes and hand grenades I would add bicycling in traffic to the list of activities in which close may be enough to do damage. While riding a bike, coming close to physical contact with a vehicle, i.e. a car door, may be enough to cause a crash and serious injury. In a video making […]

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May 13, 2015

At any given time about 20% of the cases we handle involve a hit and run driver.  My unofficial research and experience suggests that a driver is more likely to flee the scene of an accident involving a bicyclist, and even more likely than that to flee the scene of an accident involving a pedestrian. […]

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May 12, 2015

“How about I get out and f*** you up in front of your kid?,” says the person driving the car next to me. And a Happy Mother’s Day to you as well… Here’s what happened and here’s how I fought back. As someone who both drives a car and rides a bike, I consistently urge […]

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