Colorado governor takes bike ride, promotes bicycle law | VailDaily.com

Colorado governor takes bike ride, promotes bicycle law

CASTLE ROCK, Colorado – Gov. Bill Ritter is taking a 62-mile bike ride to help promote a new cycling safety law.

The governor is riding in Sunday’s Elephant Rock Ride in Castle Rock. After the ride, the governor is talking with reporters to promote a new bicycle safety law.

The new law clarifies traffic rules for bicyclists. It allows drivers to cross the center line when safe to avoid bicyclists, and it allows bikers to pass one another or ride side-by-side if they are not impeding traffic. The law also makes it a misdemeanor for a vehicle driver to throw objects at a cyclist.

The new law takes effect in August.

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