Entries by Mighk Wilson

The Special Mode

Ultimately, whatever type of accommodation is provided along our roads, cyclists will need to understand the true causes of crashes and the best strategies for avoiding them. Neither the causes nor the strategies are common knowledge, and they sometimes run contrary to popular belief. That’s why cyclist education is essential.

Sidewalk Strife

When students in cycling courses ask me “who is at fault” for a given type of crash, I always respond, “The law doesn’t protect you on the road, only in court.” But too often the law won’t protect you in court, either. Cycling on the road gives you the best advantages for both preventing a crash and protecting yourself should one occur.

Florida Department of Transportation Gets Savvy

When it comes to bicycling, so often we hear complaints about what transportation departments get wrong. I thought it was about time for a good news story. In a fantastic turn of events, DeWayne Carver was appointed in 2013 as Florida’s Statewide Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator. Why was this such a big deal? Prior to […]

CyclingSavvy & ABEA Conspicuous (& Relevant) in The Wall Street Journal

“Yessss! Nailed it!” Passing strangers at the Minneapolis airport last Monday were probably a bit amused at my enthusiasm. I’d just gotten off the phone with a Wall Street Journal reporter. We talked about cyclist conspicuity. (Some of us get excited about such things.) Here’s her story, published today in The Wall Street Journal Online. American Bicycling […]

Introducing The Savvy Cyclist

by Mighk Wilson Savvy (SAV-ee): adjective — 1. experienced, knowledgeable, and well-informed; shrewd Solid, practical advice about bicycling. That’s what you want, right? Of course you do, and that’s why we’re here. American Bicycling Education Association (ABEA) is the organization behind the CyclingSavvy course, and we’re all about making bicycling accessible, enjoyable and as safe as […]