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Cycling News

2021 League Cycling Instructor Seminar

Registration is now open for the 2021 League Cycling Instructor Seminar at Henry Horton State Park

2020 Community Challenge Bike Grants Program Awards Made

The annual Ride of Silence to raise awareness of cyclists injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents is scheduled for May 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM local time worldwide.

Click to learn more and see grant recipients.

Smart Cycling 101

Smart Cycling 101 class was held at the Blount Co. Library on March 1, 2020

3 Foot Law

Jeff Roth and Brian Brown Bicycle Protection Act

The Jeff Roth and Brian Brown Bicycle Protection Act of 2007 was signed into law on May 3, 2007, by Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen. Tennessee joins a handful of states that have moved forward to further protect cyclists on our roadways.

Passed without opposition in both the House and Senate, this act provides that "the operator of a motor vehicle when overtaking and passing a bicycle proceeding in the same direction on the roadway, shall leave a safe distance between the motor vehicle and the bicycle of not less than three feet (3') and shall maintain such clearance until safely past the overtaken bicycle." A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

Here is a copy of the Jeff Roth and Brian Brown Bicycle Protection Act of 2007

Other Organizations Promoting Safe Cycling

People for Bikes

Safe Routes

League of American Bicyclists

Bike Law USA