Ride Boldly!

Bikes, bicycling, and road safety.

January 26, 2011
by julie

The Fallacy of ‘Riding to the Right’

Per Minnesota Statute 169.222, “every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway shall ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway.” Several exception cases are codified in the statute. As a unit, here is … Continue reading

October 27, 2010
by julie

Bike Lanes As Cyclist Hazards

Yesterday, a cyclist was killed while in the bike lane at 1st Avenue North and 5th Street in Minneapolis. While details remain sparse, the cyclist was in a bike lane painted to the right of the road, and was struck … Continue reading

April 30, 2008
by julie
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Haters on Parade

Ah, springtime. There’s nothing quite like April showers, chirping birds, and lame ‘exposes’ by local news channels on scofflaw bicyclists. More troubling than the pure gooey grah of such exposes is the viewer feedback on such hard-hitting journalistic glories. Skimming … Continue reading

April 18, 2008
by julie
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Buying a Bike

Spring is here. High gas prices are here, too. With that comes a deluge of people asking: “What bike should I buy?” I end up answering that a lot for friends, relatives, random co-workers who see the picture of me … Continue reading