Cyclists being crushed by trucks is a recurring tragedy. And it’s one that’s very personal to me. I’m alive today only because of knowledge that I want every cyclist to have.
About Keri Caffrey
My mission in the cycling world is to empower individual cyclists to ride with confidence and realize unhindered access to the transportation grid. I believe we can transform our traffic culture, through education and social marketing, into one which recognizes that roads are for all people, not just the ones driving cars.
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. —Michelangelo
Entries by Keri Caffrey
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In this video, we examine the two common types of right hook: 1) when a motorist passes a bicyclist and turns right; 2) when a bicyclist rides into the blind spot of a motorist who is turning right. As with most crashes, a right hook can be prevented by one party regardless of error or legal fault on the part of the other. We show how either the bicyclist or the motorist can prevent this conflict.
Friday, May 3 The CyclingSavvy/Retro City Cycles team will be riding with the Mayor again this year. As we did last year, we will lead a group from the Cady Way Trailhead at Fashion Square to the ride start in College Park. To join the ride, meet us in the trailhead parking lot and have your bike ready to […]
I had the pleasure of chatting with Diane Lees about CyclingSavvy on the Outspoken Cyclist radio show today. The Outspoken Cyclist is a 1-hour radio show with interviews, commentary, ideas, advocacy, and everything (anything) connected with bicycling! Podcasts of each new episode are available Saturdays at 6:30 PM on the web site and iTunes. Here […]
The CyclingSavvy team will be riding with the Mayor again this year. As we did last year, we will lead a group from the Cady Way Trailhead at Fashion Square to the ride start in College Park. To join the ride, meet us in the trailhead parking lot and have your bike ready to ride at 7AM. […]
Here’s the challenge. We’ve ridden north on Thomasville Rd. from downtown Tallahassee. Our destination is Zone 5 Cafe — the coolest bike shop ever (coffee, microwbrew and bikes)! Between us and our destination is a massive, blown-out 8-lane interchange where Thomasville Rd. meets I-10. To get there, we have to make a left turn onto […]
We talk about visibility a lot. Being visible to others—being in their primary focus area—is important, but it still relies on the other drivers to be paying attention. This time I want to talk about vantage — that’s us in control of recognizing and monitoring threats.
CyclingSavvy is supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s first Central Florida cycling event by providing distance training to ride participants. The training rides will include some essential road skills to prepare riders for road features they will encounter during the event. Training begins this Sunday, August 28. The schedule and start locations for the next 6 […]
There are 3 common themes that repeat over and over in reports of serious crashes. They are preventable circumstances where the cyclist was simply unaware of specific dangers that are well known to those of us who study crashes. To learn what they are how you can easily avoid them, read this CyclingSavvy post at […]
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