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The Idaho Stop is Stopping by Other States

Posted on: Friday, September 7th, 2018

Bicycle Laws Bike laws are always transforming. Sometimes they focus on the safety requirements for bicyclists, such as under what circumstances a helmet is mandatory or when bicyclists should stay off the road. Other times, the laws are about penalties and precedents: some behaviors (like walking to cross a pedestrian lane) automatically put the burden […]

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Bicycle Law: Michigan Passes 3-Foot Passing Law for Cars Passing Cyclists

Posted on: Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Uncontested Votes Passes New Bicycle Law After a near uncontested vote, motorists throughout Michigan will now, by law, have to take greater care when passing cyclists on the road. Under this newly passed bicycle law, motorists will now be required to give at least a 3-foot clearance when passing a cyclist on the road unless […]

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The Newest Innovation is in the Bicycle Spokes

Posted on: Friday, May 4th, 2018

Over the years we have seen lighter frames, sturdier wheels, and a number of seat designs. However, throughout all that, the spokes of the average bicycle have pretty much stayed the same. However, one Minnesota-based bicycle company aims to change that with new bicycle spokes made of fabric. While the spokes at Berd (think Bike […]

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Should There Be a Bicycle Tax?

Posted on: Thursday, October 5th, 2017

There’s a new slogan coming out of a few select lawmaker’s offices – “We share the road, we should share the costs.” This slogan speaks to what could be a growing trend of a “bicycle tax” that states that adults should pay a small tax on bicycle purchases that go to local governments to support […]

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General Bicycle Safety Recommendations

Posted on: Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Biking is generally a very safe sport, but not without some inherent dangers. Following a few general bicycle safety recommendations will dramatically reduce your chances of injury. 1. Wear a helmet.  This tip cannot be stressed enough; in many states, it is the law that you wear a bicycle helmet. Wearing a helmet is the cheapest and easiest […]

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