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Feb 10, 2017

CBS Atlanta News This past November, Fulton County elected a new sheriff. (Yes, there’s literally a New Sheriff in Town.) During the run-up to the election, one of the candidates posted a tasteless video of John Wayne shooting guns and seemingly taking out cyclists. This created a huge backlash. One of the candidates for Sheriff, […]

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May 20, 2016

I recently had the chance to meet a passionate bicyclist named Max Mcallister.   Max is, by all accounts, the real deal when it comes to bicycling and bike culture and is definitely a Bike Law kind of guy.   He rides every day.   He seeks out challenges.   He rides through pain and, occasionally, injury.    He gives […]

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Apr 07, 2016

A Man Died Today.   I / Bruce didn’t know him.   So why am I so sad? John Harsch was killed doing something that he apparently loved. Riding his bicycle.   I use the word “apparently” because I didn’t know him.   But there are a lot of things I know about him without having to have met […]

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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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Jan 07, 2016

Legal Help In Georgia Bicycle Accident Cases Georgia Bike Law attorney Ken Rosskopf is a bike rider and lawyer. For more than two decades he has represented Atlanta-area bicyclists injured due to the negligence of others, due to road defects, or due to defective bicycles. Ken is sometimes called the “Dean” of Atlanta bike accidents because of his knowledge and […]

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Dec 23, 2015

In the above video, a motorist passes a group of bicyclists with just inches to spare. The Georgia bicyclist who is buzzed reacts angrily. Who can blame him? Many of the 10,000 bicyclists who have watched that YouTube video have probably had a similar reaction. But I am happy to report that fellow Georgia Bike Law […]

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Aug 12, 2015

Bike Law Georgia has entered a strategic partnership with Georgia Bikes to be a Presenting Sponsor for the 6th Annual Georgia Bike Summit in November 2015.   The Bike Summit will be in Milledgeville and starts with a First Friday Street party, followed by a day of workshops, discussion and speakers all revolving about ways to […]

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Aug 05, 2015

We (Bruce Hagen and Ken Rosskopf) met with a group of Atlanta-area bicycle commuters recently at an event called “Two Wheel Tuesday.”   The questions that came up were great, and are ones we get a lot.  We decided to write them down and maintain a regularly updated list of FAQs. Q: A car makes […]

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Jul 09, 2015

Like a lot of states, Georgia has a 3 foot law that requires cars and trucks to leave a distance of at least 3 feet when passing a bicyclist.   The advent of the 3 foot law should have been a tremendous benefit to the safety of the many riders on the roads in Georgia, particularly […]

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May 06, 2015

Cycling Coach Robert Wilhite recently blogged about the dangers that rogue riders present in group rides.   He gave several examples of a small band of riders who took it upon themselves to ignore basic rules of the road regarding right of way at intersections and barrel through stops, endangering not just themselves but also the […]

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Apr 06, 2015

I/Bruce had 2 new clients come in last week within a few hours of each other.  Both had almost identical stories of drivers headed the opposite direction making left turns directly in front of them (aka, the “Left Cross”), causing the cyclist to slam into the passenger side of the vehicle.   Both clients were very […]

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