The League of American Bicyclists has released its latest ranking of states according to how "bicycle-friendly" they are. According to the League, the Bicycle Friendly State ranking provides a ranking for all 50 states based on four public data sources and a Bicycle Friendly State survey that is answered by each state's Department of Transportation and/or a statewide bicycle … [Read more...] about LAB Releases 2017 Bicycle Friendly State Ranking
Should I Intervene – Or Not?
By John Yoder Recently, I was sitting in the bleachers at my grandson’s baseball game when a teenage boy on crutches hobbled to a seat in the first row near me. He was walking by leaning on the top of his crutches, and as he sat down with some friends, he greeted them with the words, “These things hurt,” an obvious reference to the crutches. … [Read more...] about Should I Intervene – Or Not?
Oregon Tax on Bicycles May Signal New Trend
Editor's Note: RBR contributor Stan Purdum (don't miss Stan's article "Days of Adventure" in today's issue) forwarded a link to an article on the League of American Bicyclists website that should be of interest to all of us. It details Oregon's recently passed tax on new bicycles. Beyond that, and noting another example or two of jurisdictions that tax or otherwise require a … [Read more...] about Oregon Tax on Bicycles May Signal New Trend
Distracted Driving Still a Bane to Road Cyclists
Distracted driving of all types is one of the major safety concerns of road cyclists. Phone-glued-to-ear remains a serious enough distraction, but texting while driving (or using apps, email, etc.) can be far more dangerous because it requires a driver to completely take their focus off the road and their surroundings. And, according to a recent AP story, it's only getting … [Read more...] about Distracted Driving Still a Bane to Road Cyclists