Our Next Meeting

Our next business meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6th, 6:30 - 8:00 PM at Roswell Bicycles, 670 Houze Way, Roswell, GA 3007
Come early and stock up on supplies with the Bike Roswell! discount. The Bike Roswell! Board business meetings are normally held at this location on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm, unless otherwise noted here. If you would like to be an active part of this dynamic bicycle advocacy organization email Lise Walker, BR! V.P.. If you have a topic you want discussed, you are welcome to notify our Secretary.


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Bicycle Safety

One of our objectives at Bike Roswell! is to help and encourage people to get out and ride their bicycles for transportation as well as recreation.  In order to achieve this, we are also working diligently to make riding bicycles as safe as it is fun by educating bicyclists and motorists alike.  If you ride bicycles or drive other vehicles there are safety rules and laws you should know.  These are a few…

Bicyclists Riding Two Abreast

Georgia Law [40-6-294(c)]

“Persons riding bicycles upon a roadway shall not ride more than two abreast except on bicycle paths, bicycle lanes, parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles, or when a special event permit issued by a local governing authority permits riding more than two abreast.”

Why Cyclists Ride Two Abreast

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In Group rides, social interaction is huge and so is the need for safety. One technique cycling groups use to reduce the risk of collisions is riding double file, particularly in narrow lanes and when approaching intersections. This article discusses how riding double file can deter common crash types and… [more here]

Share The Road: Georgia’s 3 Foot Law

It’s the Law:  Motorists must give a bicycle a minimum of 3 feet of clearance when passing.

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Click here for video by Officer Zac Frommer, Roswell Police.
(Pass this around to your friends.)

Georgia Code 40-6-56

(a) As used in this Code section, the term ‘safe distance’ means not less than three feet.
(b) Notwithstanding any provision of this article to the contrary, when feasible, the operator of a motor vehicle, when overtaking and passing a bicycle that is proceeding in the same direction on the roadway, shall leave a safe distance between such vehicle and the bicycle and shall maintain such clearance until safely past the overtaken bicycle.

Click here for Georgia’s bicycling law – House Bill 101 (AS PASSED HOUSE AND SENATE)

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Bicycle Safety

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Share the road!

Cyclists are sons, daughters, mothers and fathers. By showing common courtesy and respect on the road, we can ensure the two-way street is a safe street for all.   Click  here for AAA Exchange bicycle safety webpage of excellent resources.

Distracted Driving Poster

80% OF DRIVERS MISTAKENLY BELIEVE hands-free devices are safer than handheld.
Drivers talking on handheld or hands-free devices can FAIL TO SEE 50% OF THEIR SURROUNDINGS

Distracted Dirving Poster 2015
Provided to us by Vikram Kaul, Ph.D.
Kimberly-Clark, Roswell, GA

 

Bicycle Safety Videos:

Bike Safety – A Bicycle Friendly America  (Roswell is a Bicycle Friendly Community)

Share the Road: Adored Dad, driver.

Bike Safety – Introduction to Bike Safety and Sharing the Road

Bike Safety – Safe Cycling Tips for Adults

Passing Others While Riding – Rules of the Road

Bicycle Safety Tips for Adults

Bicycle Safety PDFs

Share The Road Flyer

Bike Basics – brochure

Georgia Bike Sense: A Guide for Cyclists & Motorists  

Published by the Georgia DOT:   Click here for booklet

In Georgia, motorists and cyclists share the road. Both have equal rights and responsibilities to obey all traffic laws. All road users should show respect and consideration to each other.

Georgia law was revised requiring motorists to allow a minimum of 3 feet clearance when passing a cyclist.  See Video

Click here for illustrated excerpt of Motorists and Cyclists: Sharing Georgia’s Roads

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 Cycling Awareness Tests:

Test Your Awareness #1: Do The Test

Test Your Awareness #2: Cyclist Test

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Here is a “wake up” video: How big is a truck’s blind spot?
N
ow, do you understand “blind spot”?

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Bike Safety for Kids – Info and Tips:

Let’s face it.  It’s difficult to properly teach kids when we don’t know the subject matter all that well ourselves.  This especially goes for teaching kids about bike safety.  Read this material and your children will find the learning process fun because, after all, children love riding their bikes.  Then pledge to be a good “Roll Model” with them.  You’ll be glad you did!

Hand Signals          Getting to School Safely by Walking & Biking           Rules of the Road for Riding Safely 

Tips for Youth: Bike Safety          Bicyclists Make Safe Choices!           Bicyclists Make Safe Choices!

ABC Quick Check          Youth Pledge          Wear a Helmet          Bicycle Safety Activity Kit 

Cycling Skills Clinic          Be a Roll Model for kids          

Demonstrating Bicycle Helmet Effectiveness: A How-to guide

Click here for a lot more safety information from the NHTSA.

 Safe Bicycling from a Kid’s Eye View

A Kids View of Bike Safety

Kids Bike Safety Video

Helmet Fitting Cartoon

Click on Images to help children learn bike safety and why it’s important to wear a helmet.  The cartoon Jeff will tell kids why you need to wear a helmet and how to make sure your helmet fits correctly.  Let your children watch the videos with you!

Downloads:

Bike Safety – Bookmark 

So Your Child Wants a Bike – brochure

Georgia Bikes videos:  Bicycles = Fun / Freedom – at any age.  (click on images)

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Stay Focused:  Don’t Text & Drive

Mobile phones are essential to everyday life – many of us like to keep ours within reach at all times. But we can’t allow them to be a distraction behind the wheel.  Join us with your pledge to drive responsibly

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It Cen Wait Video

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Fast Facts about Texting & Driving:

23x  increased likelihood of being in an accident if texting while driving compared to driving while not distractedFastFact1

89%  of American adults think sending text messages or e-mails while driving is distracting, dangerous and should be outlawed
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Law Enforcement Resources

Law Enforcement’s Roll Call Video: “Enforcing Law for Bicyclists”

Enhancing Bicycle Safety: Law Enforcement’s Role (CD-ROM Training)

Role for Law Enforcement in SRTS

Even MORE Resources..

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