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Peter Wilborn May 19, 2011

A Quantum Leap Forward In 2008, the three-year lobbying effort by advocates across South Carolina finally paid off with the passage of reformed bicycle traffic safety laws. According to advocates, this reform launched South Carolina into the modern age of traffic law by allowing bicycles equitable treatment as legitimate users of the road. With the […]

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Peter Wilborn May 19, 2011

Handle With Care In most settings, bicyclists travel at a slower speed than cars, so motorists will often need to pass a bicycle user to arrive at their destination efficiently and safely. The one concept that motorists need to remember when passing or overtaking a bicycle is to be cautious and to maintain a safe […]

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Peter Wilborn May 19, 2011

Obey Traffic Signs and Signals When riding a bicycle, you must obey all stop signs and lights as you would when driving a car. Bicyclists should act as drivers of a motor vehicle. This means obeying the rules of the road just as you would when driving a car. Traffic signs and signals are not […]

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Peter Wilborn May 19, 2011

Lights Aren’t Just Christmas Decorations It isn’t news to anyone that bikes are smaller than cars. They don’t take up as much space on the road, and they’re also harder to see. In South Carolina, the law says bikes must be equipped with a white front light and a red rear reflector at night or […]

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Peter Wilborn May 19, 2011

It feels good to be a cyclist this morning! We are still buzzing from the CHS and CLT Rides of Silence last night.  Great turn out in both cities, with many riders showing up for their fifth straight year.  Riding in the streets, in mass, in silence, is such a powerful experience.  Especially when you […]

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Peter Wilborn May 12, 2011

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 […]

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