Share the Road…Every Life Counts procession was a success

By | 2016-03-25T10:20:42+00:00 May 5th, 2012|Categories: Advocacy, Commentary, Events, Group Rides: Special, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

About 70 cyclists, along with over a dozen walkers/runners, and motor vehicles joined in the procession meant to draw attention to the need for all users to share the roadway and crosswalks. The procession concluded at the County-City building in downtown South Bend where there was a press conference, and short speeches by local dignitaries. The [...]

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Another Tragic Loss and A Personal Plea for Safer Michiana Cycling

By | 2012-02-23T13:53:58+00:00 February 23rd, 2012|Categories: Advocacy, Commentary, News|

Michiana has lost another avid local cyclist due to a collision with a motor vehicle: Steven Carey was struck and killed by a motorist on Sunday, February 19. Few details are available as of this writing, other than the identity of the driver, that the collision occurred during daylight hours, and that Steven was an experienced [...]

Can I ride my bike on the sidewalk?

By | 2013-07-08T08:31:57+00:00 November 22nd, 2011|Categories: Commentary, Infrastructure|Tags: , |

Yes and no. State laws make no distinction, but many cities and towns add restrictions, usually to protect pedestrians. I compared the laws of four area communities: Chicago, Elkhart, Mishawaka, and South Bend. South Bend has the most straight forward ordinance: “No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within any business district.” Interestingly, it [...]

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The Fenders Will Stay!

By | 2011-11-13T15:12:26+00:00 November 13th, 2011|Categories: Commentary, Gear|Tags: |

Despite being a fan of fenders, I’ve recently contemplated removing them from my Dahon Boardwalk S1 folding bicycle. Normally I don’t worry about weight for utility bikes, but to take the “monkey bike” on the South Shore not only must I fold it up, but usually I have to place it in the overhead luggage racks [...]

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Tribune publishes opinion of Bicycle Indiana in VIEWPOINT

By | 2010-11-12T18:37:08+00:00 November 12th, 2010|Categories: Advocacy, Commentary, News|Tags: , , , |

Nancy Tibbett, Executive Diretor of the statwide bicycling advocacy group submitted the article, which was published earlier this month. She submitted the piece to several newspapers around the state, and the South Bend Tribune was one of the media where it was published. The article follows… “In recent weeks, Indiana has experienced an unsettling spike in [...]