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The Special Mode

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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.
A savvy cyclist negotiates a complex intersection in Helena, MT.

The Cycle of Habit and the Habit of Cycling

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Rather than tell millions of others to change their habits in an environment that discourages them from doing so, what if we changed our cycling strategies to take advantage of the habits drivers already have?
Out on the road, your safety is a product of your behavior.

Another Brick in the Wall

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In the 1970s – when I grew up – no one was telling me how horribly dangerous cycling was. That’s because it wasn’t. It still isn’t.
Bicyclist in crosswalk

Sidewalk Strife

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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.
Photo of Carol Wilson riding the Trek bicycle that led her to the love of her life.

Love At First Bike

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It had been a long hot ride. Reaching the parking lot where we…

Introducing The Savvy Cyclist

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by Mighk Wilson Savvy (SAV-ee): adjective -- 1. experienced,…