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Peter Wilborn 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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Ann Groninger 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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Mike Dayton 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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Mike Dayton Feb 18, 2016

Dooring crashes.  You know the danger if you live in any U.S. or Canadian city where older roads have been retrofitted with bike lanes. Those bike facilities are often shoehorned into the space next to car parking. When car passengers open their door without looking, they can hit passing bikers. Here’s how Daniel Flanzig, a […]

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Amy Benner Johnson Feb 15, 2016

Tennessee bicyclists, take note: a bill being considered by your lawmakers could wipe out funding for biking and bike facilities. The bill with the potential to cause the most damage is HB 1650. (A related Senate bill is SB 1760.) The House Transportation Subcommittee has it scheduled for consideration this Wednesday (Feb. 17). What is […]

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Brian Weiss
Bike Law Feb 12, 2016

Handling Bike Accidents Across Colorado Colorado bicycle accident lawyer Brian Weiss has represented dozens of injured cyclists. An avid bicyclist, Brian brings two decades of legal experience to the Bike Law network. Brian represents cyclists in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Aspen, and across the state. He is representing the family of a Gunnison cyclist who was killed […]

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Mike Dayton Feb 10, 2016

The scary truth is that the personal data being recorded by our fitness tracking devices and apps – such as Fitbit or Strava – could wind up as evidence in a bike accident court case. How that data is used will depend greatly on the circumstances. The good news for bicycle riders: the information that […]

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Mike Dayton Feb 04, 2016

When a Michigan bicyclist got a ticket in 2015 for impeding traffic, he could have simply paid a $200 fine. But he believed the trooper who pulled him over was wrong about the law and hostile to bicyclists’ rights to use Michigan roads. So, he decided to fight. It took two trips to the courthouse, […]

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Mike Dayton Feb 03, 2016

Friday, June 19, 2015, was a beautiful summer day in Gunnison, Colorado. Dale Thomas, a popular 40-year resident and local artist, decided to head out for a bike ride. He was wearing a helmet and his favorite bike jersey, the one that his wife, Ellen Petrick, had given him for Christmas. It would be the […]

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Mike Dayton Feb 02, 2016

Bike Law recently caught up with Memphis bicycle advocates Kyle Wagenschutz and Tulio Bertorini to discuss biking in their city. Both Kyle and Tulio have made national news for their efforts on behalf of cyclists in Memphis. We came away inspired by the great things they are doing. Tulio and the Memphis Hightailers First, we […]

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Mike Dayton Feb 02, 2016

New bike facilities in Memphis – currently at more than 200 miles of bicycle lanes, bike paths, cycletracks and shared lane markings – are making the streets safer for bikers, says Kyle Wagenschutz, the city’s Bicycle / Pedestrian Program Manager. “We have found that 93 percent of bike crashes in Memphis are occurring on streets where […]

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