Call

Blog

Law
02

Blog

Bike Law Partners with USA Cycling to Provide Exclusive Legal Benefits to Members

USA Cycling members to gain access to legal resources focused on protecting their rights and advocating for safety.

As a step toward increasing the safety of cycling and advocating for the rights of cyclists, we are pleased to announce a partnership between the Bike Law Network of Independent Bicycle Attorneys and USA Cycling. This partnership aims to provide USA Cycling’s members with not only a place to turn if cycling-related legal assistance is needed, but also with information, education, and increased awareness of cycling laws, legal reform, and bicycle advocacy.

Bike Law is not a law firm, but a growing national network of independent lawyers who are cyclists, and cycling advocates. Since its founding in Charleston, SC in 1998, it has grown to include lawyers representing cyclists and promoting cycling in 22 states (with more to come) and Canada.

USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling in the United States and has the mission to both grow the sport of cycling and help America’s elite cyclists succeed on the international stage. It is launching a range of initiatives this year designed to improve the safety of cycling, a cause of great concern to its members.

Bike Law will provide USA Cycling members with exclusive benefits, including:

  1. Priority initial consultation with a bike attorney within 24 hours and at no charge;
  2. Reduced fees in bicycle crash cases for members;
  3. On-going consultation for clubs on organizational legal issues at no-charge;
  4. Speaking engagements on bicycle law to clubs at no-charge;
  5. Priority consideration for pro bono legal representation by the Bike Law Defense League to advance cycling justice.

According to Bike Law founder Peter Wilborn, “This Partnership aims to provide leadership on cycling legal issues. USA Cycling is uniquely positioned to be a strong voice and advocate for the sport of cycling, and Bike Law will give the organization, members and clubs the legal tools and know-how to do so.”

USA Cycling CEO Derek Bouchard-Hall commented, “This is a double win for USA Cycling members. Bike Law’s national network provides a place for our members to turn in the event they require cycling-related legal assistance, and our community can now better drive cycling advocacy efforts with a partner who is uniquely knowledgeable and passionate about cyclists’ rights and cycling safety.”

***

USA Cycling members can report a crash through the Report a Bike Crash form or call us directly at 1-844-531-7530.

If you are interested in one of our lawyers speaking to your local USA Cycling club or team contact [email protected].

Photo Credit: Gately Williams

Comments

Is It Illegal to Ride Your Bike on the Sidewalk bikelaw
Peter Wilborn Aug 01, 2022

The laws dictating whether you can ride your bike on the sidewalk differ depending where you live. Different states have different laws on this matter, and local ordinances also vary. Let’s take a look at the legal framework behind various state laws related to cycling on sidewalks. The laws of sidewalk-riding can be very complicated […]

Read More
Ebike crash
Bruce Hagen Apr 26, 2022

DRIVER ON METH KILLS 17 YEAR OLD BICYCLIST, BARROW COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY REFUSES TO CHARGE DRIVER WITH FELONY.   On August 23, 2020, at approximately 8:40pm, 17-year old Obianuju Osuegbu was on her way home from her summer job working at a grocery store. She had earned enough money that summer to buy herself a […]

Read More
Stop as Yield
Brian Weiss Apr 25, 2022

Finally, “Stop As Yield” (the much sought after common sense traffic law for bicyclists) is coming to Colorado in 2022, likely July 1st.   Stop as Yield, aka the “Safety Stop” After the Governor Polis signs the law and the Safety Stop becomes effective, anyone who rides a bicycle or scooter on public roads will […]

Read More
Contributory Negligence
Ann Groninger Apr 25, 2022

It took losing at trial and a long appellate process, but it ended in a blow to contributory negligence in North Carolina. We just won an appeal on a bicycle crash case that happened in 2016 and came to us in 2018. The case went to trial during the spring of 2021. Our client was […]

Read More
Bike accident on sidewalk
Ann Groninger Mar 03, 2022

At Bike Law North Carolina, we’ve seen our share of collisions between bicyclists and motorists at sidewalk intersections. Two recent cases, one which we tried and lost and the other, which settled favorably to our client, highlight the challenges, especially in North Carolina and other pure contributory negligence states (Alabama, Virginia and Maryland).   The […]

Read More
WALLER CRASH
Rachael Maney Nov 08, 2021

WALLER 6 UPDATE: November 20, 2021 The teenage son of Jason and Jennifer Arnold, who, with their permission, was operating his parents’ F-250 diesel truck when he plowed into our 6 clients while they were riding their bicycles on September 25th, 2021 in Waller, Texas, was released to his parents on Thursday afternoon (11/18/21) after […]

Read More
Atlanta Bike Crash
Peter Wilborn Oct 25, 2021

Many of you have heard about the horrific multi-victim crash from October 7, 2021, in which a Chattanooga driver brutally plowed her car into a group of 5 pedestrians as they were crossing a street, causing catastrophic and life changing injuries. In the chaotic aftermath of running a red light and almost killing an entire […]

Read More
Waller Bike Crash Carnage
Rachael Maney Oct 02, 2021

PRESS RELEASE FROM BIKE LAW’S NATIONAL DIRECTOR RACHAEL MANEY In light of the recent Waller Bike Crash in Texas, and in an effort to help untangle and unpack some of the emotionally-charged comments, questions, and inaccurate assumptions being made, we want to update you on the parts that we can share. I hope that this […]

Read More
Brother James
Peter Wilborn Sep 29, 2021

23 years ago today, the world lost my brother Jim. He was killed on his bike by an under-aged driver who blew through a red light. While the years don’t really blunt the loss, they foster gratitude for the gifts left behind. My brother blessed me with so much, but 3 things stand out:   […]

Read More
Load More