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Bicycle Safety

California Rules of the Road

Many of us spend as much time riding our bikes as we possibly can. It’s more than a hobby, it’s a passion that is difficult for those outside the cycling bubble to grasp. Regardless of how much saddle time we may actually be putting in week to week, it’s important to have
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Is it Illegal to Ride a Bike on a Sidewalk in CA?

Bicycling in California requires cyclists to know and obey local rules. No universal law in the state prohibits bicyclists from riding on sidewalks. However, local municipalities have the freedom to initiate their own laws regarding sidewalk riding. With statistics such as 457 bicyclists injured and killed in San Diego in 2016, many
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Dog Attacks

Every Tuesday morning, a group of San Diego cyclists gather at Fiesta Island for an hour long pace line workout. The Tuesday morning workout helps those of us at the front practice our pace line rotations. We get to gauge our efforts while rotating through at a decent tempo. It’s a great
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Impaired Driver Visibility

If you’ve had the misfortune of being hit by a car while on your bike, you may have heard the classic, “I didn’t see you.” The other typical response while you are writhing on the ground in pain is, “he/she came out of nowhere!” Whether you’re on the bike or driving, distracted
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Insurance

Sharing the road with cars is my least favorite part of cycling. Whether it’s a quick ride across town in street clothes or a long ride in full kit, nine times out of ten I have some sort of incident involving a car. Usually a driver impedes my right of way due
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The Science of Rider Visibility

Rider visibility is a subject close to our hearts here at EB Cycling Law. Mike is an avid cyclist who had a nasty incident with a motorist who didn’t see him. Ask him to tell you about it and he will likely mention that he still is dealing with issues that are
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Riding in the Wet

I’m what’s known as a fair weather cyclist. Once upon a time I would roll in any weather. These days I prefer the dry to the wet. I have a steadfast rule, if the ground is wet I’m not riding. That being said, no matter how threatening the sky looks, if it’s
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Elderly Drivers

Spending time on the road means exposing yourself to all kinds of drivers. As I mentioned last week, there is the person who sees you and wants to “teach you a lesson”. They do so by coming insanely close as they pass. There are distracted drivers. One I saw today was watching a
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Cool Heads Prevail

While riding with a couple of friends on a class III bikeway the other day, we had the pleasure of the classic near pass. Everything about the interaction was seemingly stereotypical. A raised and blacked out Toyota Tundra clearly saw us riding and decided to get as close to us as possible
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The Door Zone

My second worst injury on a bike happened a number of years ago when I caught a car door to the chest. I was riding with a friend of mine and we were chatting as one does when riding with a good friend. We had just come through an intersection. The next
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