Cycling group reaching out to motorists to peacefully share the road

Monday, March 14, 2011

Georgia Bikes, a statewide cycling advocacy organization, recently awarded five community group's $1,500 start-up grants from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, using funds from the "Share the Road" specialty tags, to establish local safe roads and safe cycling initiatives.

Augusta-based Wheel Movement was one of the five selected. The group intends to use education and community interaction in its effort to promote safe cycling in the CSRA.

Recent incidents involving motorists and cyclists have heightened public awareness of the dangers of cars and bicycles sharing the same roads. Last October, a group of cyclists was struck from behind while riding through Beech Island, S.C. Five cyclists were injured in the collision. One rider, Dr. Matthew Burke, died Feb. 6 from head injuries sustained in the crash.

Full story

Wheel Movement Blog


treadster March 14, 2011 at 6:15 PM  

Prior to the start of the 2011 Gate River Run in Jacksonville, Florida the announcer asked the runner to observe 15-seconds of silence for Sally Meyerhoff an elite runner who was killed while cycling last week. What a shame!

Here's a link to her blog:

Andy March 16, 2011 at 7:29 AM  

I am glad to see that there is even more of a push for cycling awareness and saftey. Living in Atlanta and cycling is always a challenge. For those of us who are responsible riders, no matter how hard we try to do our best to get a ride in and make way for automobiles, there are always some A-holes out there trying to ruin it (as well as potential injuries/death). I feel horrible for Sally Meyerhoff's family, and I also feel bad for the driver as he was not at fault in the incident. The more education that cyclists AND drivers get, the better for all of us.

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