Posts tagged: cyclists
BICYCLING — Here’s another sign of springtime in Yellowstone National Park: Portions of the park have opened to bicycling.
The park has closed to snowmobiles for the winter but has yet to open to motorized vehicles for the summer.
In the meantime, bicyclists can travel between West Yellowstone, Madison, Norris and Mammoth Hot Springs, although not to Old Faithful or Canyon.
Park officials say bicyclists should be well prepared for weather that can quickly change to severe snow, ice and cold. Potentially dangerous animals including bison and grizzly bears are out and about and no services are available.
Yellowstone officials say anybody bicycling in Yellowstone this time of year should be ready to endure winter conditions for an extended period and be able to rescue themselves if necessary.
BICYCLING — The Spokane Bike Swap is taking shape at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. Bike vendors are setting up and sellers can bring bikes in until 8 p.m.
Shop for bikes Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-noon.
Admission: $5 per person, free for 12 and under.
CYCLING — The mantra of less government control in Idaho apparently doesn't apply to bicyclists.
An Idaho representative wants to forbid bicyclists from riding two abreast as part of a bike-safety measure that would also require drivers to maintain a three-foot distance from cyclists when passing.
The Spokesman-Review reported that Rep. Marv Hagedorn of Meridian suggested adding the two-abreast ban to the bill before it was sent to the House for amendments on an 8-4 vote.
Its sponsor, Rep. Roy Lacey of Pocatello, hopes to make it safer for non-motorized transportation on Idaho’s roadways.
Lacey’s measure also covers pedestrians, joggers, wheelchairs and horses.
Not everybody was supportive.
House Assistant Majority Leader Scott Bedke cited an existing law requiring motorists to exercise due care when passing.
But Kurt Holzer, a Boise attorney and cyclist, says this bill helps define just what “due care” means.