How to Handle Drivers with Road Rage

Angry drivers are always scary but far more so when you’re on a bike. Here’s how to safely get out of a bad situation.

BY JOE LINDSEY
It’s a sad commentary that almost any cyclist can tell a story of a time when a driver was verbally or physically aggressive toward them. In fact, most of us can tell that story from a time when we were in a car, too. A 2016 study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found some 80 percent of drivers expressed “significant anger, aggression, or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year.” What’s worse is that according to the study, an estimated eight million US drivers engaged in “extreme” road rage, such as purposely hitting another vehicle. Read more

Trek Dirt Series Camp

Fruita   You know how sometimes people say so many amazing things about a place that it’s impossible for it to live up to expectations? Well, that could be the case with Fruita, but it’s not. In fact, the first time we went there we found that it was not only as fun as weRead More

Trek Dirt Series Camp

Fruita   You know how sometimes people say so many amazing things about a place that it’s impossible for it to live up to expectations? Well, that could be the case with Fruita, but it’s not. In fact, the first time we went there we found that it was not only as fun as weRead More

Pedal the Plains

  Ordway, Fowler and La Junta   Pedal The Plains is Colorado’s end-of-season cycling bash, capping off our world-class cycling event calendar on September 16-18th.   The 5th annual Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour features the open range and star-filled nights of Southeast Colorado; a region steeped in history and bound together by its hometownRead More

Wacky Bike Ride

Highlands Ranch Ride the Wacky and support Douglas County Schools!   The Wacky Bike Ride is a one-day cycling event to encourage fitness and fun. With four rides to choose from and money from each registration benefiting Douglas County Schools, the Wacky Bike Ride is a no-brainer way to spend a Sunday in Colorado. RidersRead More