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Be “Safer at Home”

Steve at In the Know Cycling says it better than I ever could so here’s a brief excerpt of his recommendations for riding during the COVID-19 crisis in our country. You can read the entire blog post here WHAT CYCLISTS CAN DO ABOUT CORONAVIRUS.

“Most stay-at-home advisories or shelter-in-place orders still allow us to go outside and ride. That’s one of the privileges of being a cyclist…

“But, do we all know what we should and shouldn’t be doing when we ride outside now…

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Bike MS: Bike to Jack and Back 2020

October 17-18, 2020

An extraordinary experience marked by passion, inspiration, determination and fun. Feel the electricity at the starting line and the remarkable support throughout your journey as we unite in our mission to end MS.

Routes from 60 or 80 miles each day
Franklin, TN

Bike MS is crucial to the success of the MS movement, as it is the largest fundraising campaign the Society has. Next week, MS is creating a nation-wide movement to take action and register as many people as we can Monday, May 25th through Sunday, May 31st. The registration fee for all Bike MS events will be waived by using the code: RIDE4FREE (all caps).

Click here to go to the signup page and sign up with the Highland Rim team.

What To Do Before/After a Driver Hits You

I ran across a pretty good article talking about being prepared should a motor vehicle driver strike you while cycling. You can read the full article on Bicycling’s website “What to Do Before (and Immediately After) a Driver Hits You“.

Here’s a “CliffsNote” version:

  1. Check insurance coverage, apparently most auto insurance covers you against uninsured/underinsured motorists even if you’re on your bicycle
  2. Ride with cameras, officers too often side with the motor vehicle driver in cyclist motor vehicle incidents
  3. Have emergency contacts easily available, some sort of physical document in case your phone is rendered inoperable in the wreck
  4. Have an action plan, sort of a checklist you and others in your usual riding group can follow should an incident occur