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Andy Singer
Daniel Brazil Mar 27, 2020

[Self Portrait by Andy Singer] What do a cartoonist and a high school computer technology teacher have in common? A passion for cycling and bicycle advocacy. Andy Singer, cartoonist and illustrator and Ian Buck, podcaster and high school teacher, are both co-chairs of the St. Paul Bicycle Coalition, founded in 2010. They’re two dedicated advocates […]

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Brendan Kevenides Mar 27, 2020

We all need some space.  In these strange times when a unique virus has shuttered my city, Chicago, and many others around the world, one of the more precious commodities is space, particularly outdoor space.  Yesterday, Chicago experienced one of those sunny, warm(ish) days that we always seem to get in March where throngs of […]

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Daniel Brazil Mar 24, 2020

It’s important to know your legal rights (and duties) when bicycling in Minnesota. It is especially important after a bicycle accident (we call them bicycle “crashes” and explain why here). For any questions about the State’s bike laws, or about your rights to the road, contact Minnesota bicycle crash attorney Daniel Brazil directly. Right to […]

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Texas Pick Up Almost Runs Over Children
Charlie Thomas Mar 20, 2020

One look at this video is all you need to see why this parent reached out to Bike Law with serious concerns about a Dallas driver. Even as a bike accident lawyer that has dealt with many cases of dangerous driving, this video made me shudder in fear. The cycling dad was riding with a […]

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Unsafe Pass Cycliq Video
Lauri Boxer-Macomber Mar 19, 2020

Last November, an experienced rider from Maine was commuting to work on his bicycle when a tractor trailer operator came up on him from behind him and passed him at a dangerous and nearly deadly distance.  As the rider describes it, as the tractor trailer operator was overtaking him, he was “boxed in” and he […]

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Kurt Holzer Mar 19, 2020

As I write this we still seem far from getting a final handle on how to deal with the coronavirus.  Planned events, including USACycling competitive and other events, pro tour events and alternative events like the Belgian Waffle ride have all been cancelled or rescheduled. And your author is at the moment is a 14-day […]

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Olivia Hart Bike Advocate
Danny Feldman Mar 19, 2020

Olivia Hart has just been introduced as the new (3rd ever) Executive Director of Redemptive Cycles, a non-profit organization in Birmingham, Alabama (www.redemptivecycles.com) which does many things – including, but by no means limited to: 1. running an “earn a bike” program which allows individuals to earn a bike so that they can have inexpensive, […]

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Attorney Dan Brazil
Daniel Brazil Mar 19, 2020

As a Minnesota bike accident attorney and fellow cyclist, I take great strides to fill my time with advocacy efforts. Not only do I choose to advocate on behalf of my clients, but also for the Minnesota cycling community.  Last year, 2019, was a year to remember for myself and my firm, Brazil Law Group. […]

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Bike Law PA
Joe Piscitello Mar 17, 2020

This year’s Vision Zero (VZ) conference held at Temple University was hosted by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia for the third time.  Attendance and participation were strong, reflecting solid community support for better road safety in the city.  Many themes of the day bubbled up including how hard change is, how long advocacy takes, […]

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20-20 Bike Vision
Lauri Boxer-Macomber Mar 16, 2020

Coach Oke’s Ghost Bike  Several years ago, I was jogging alongside Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona when suddenly I was greeted by an old ghost bike.  The stark white frame of the bicycle memorial juxtaposed against the soft, dusty hues of the desert landscape immediately caught my attention. What retained it was a hand-painted sign […]

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Carter Wedding
Rachael Maney Mar 13, 2020

The Washington Post, Capital Gazette, and Baltimore Sun (amongst others) don’t tell what we feel are the important parts of the story explaining the catastrophic and fatal crash caused by motorist Carl Leslie Behler (driving a 2015 GMC Yukon XL) when he crossed the double yellow and hit 7 of our dear friends who were […]

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Timmy Finch Bullitt Bike
Timmy Finch Mar 13, 2020

I’ve always been a bike guy, but not always a cargo bike guy. For a long time I was a fixie guy focused on the “less is more” approach to my bike. To be honest, I bristled at the idea of a saddle bag. I used to think the point of riding was to go […]

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