May is #BikeMonth — Please Share the Road! : )

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May is #BikeMonth — Please Share the Road! :)

Spring has sprung and May is Bike Month.

A J MacDonald Jr @ Michaux State Forest

A J MacDonald Jr @ Michaux State Forest

I’m back on a bicycle for the first time in 25 years and staying alive is my goal.

The road isn’t a great place for bicycles, or for cars and trucks, due to the poor driving skills of millions of (supposedly licensed) “drivers”.

For the most part I’m riding the back roads, trails, and fire roads. When I do ride on the road I do my best to be careful, just as I do when I’m driving a vehicle.

From many years of experience I can tell you this: you cannot be too careful on the road.

I’ve already seen countless news stories of bicyclists who have been killed and injured this year.

May is Bike Month — Please watch out for bicycle riders! :)

May is Bike Month – http://bikeleague.org/bikemonth 

May is Bike Month – https://www.facebook.com/mayisbikemonth 

Important safety information —  Please read: May is #BikeMonth and AAA offers these bicycle safety tips for cyclists and motorists: http://bit.ly/Rfrce0

 

Cycling enthusiast hit, killed by school bus practiced safety year round

“INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – 23-year-old cycling enthusiast Neil Kelty practiced safety year round. Still, he died Thursday morning during his morning bike ride to work.

“Kelty dedicated the last several weeks to learning the best and safest way to ride to and from work. Just last week he tweeted he surpassed 250 miles. Thursday morning, he died doing what he loved most.

A Novice Cycles to Work” was the title of Kelty’s blog. It publicized his dedication to a life change in 2014 to ride his bike to and from work.

“He had a plan. He did research. He practiced…”

Read more: Cycling enthusiast hit, killed by school bus practiced safety year round – http://tinyurl.com/psevkby 

VIDEO – Cycling enthusiast hit, killed by school bus practiced safety year round – http://youtu.be/g4njYayHo8k 

 

VIDEO – Hundreds pay respect to cyclist killed – http://youtu.be/4Wg0Df0bAWk

 

Share the Road! :)

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5 Responses to May is #BikeMonth — Please Share the Road! : )

  1. #Rockville kicks off Bicycle Awareness Month http://trov.es/1fWjPUm #bicycling #BikeMonth

  2. New Report: For 12 months, we tracked every bicyclist death in the United States. The results are sobering, eye-opening, and critically helpful in informing the current debate about the need for a national goal to reduce bicyclist and pedestrian deaths. http://bit.ly/EveryBicyclistCounts

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