PEDAL advocates safe biking. We require helmets on all rides and we strongly encourage that you read and follow these Bike Safety Tips.
To ensure that safety is a part of biking starting at an early age, one PEDAL member, Robin Hildebrand, with help from other members, operates a Bike Rodeo at six area elementary schools.
PEDAL promotes adherence to Colorado's Bike Law. A recent (August 5, 2009) revision to the law made some important improvements, summarized below.
The law requires drivers to give cyclists at least 3 feet of space when passing or risk a $110 ticket
Motorists are allowed to cross the center line, when it’s safe to do so, in order to pass bicyclists
Bicyclists may ride up to two abreast when not impeding the normal and reasonable movement of traffic
Bicyclists are to ride as far to the right of the roadway as is safe
The bill makes throwing an object towards a bicyclist a class 2 misdemeanor and driving towards a bicyclist in a dangerous manner a careless driving offense
The bill also makes it a class 1 petty offense for anyone to throw an object at or against any vehicle