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BUMPS

Bicyclists United with Motorcyclists and Pedestrians for Safety. A local group advocating safety for all the vulnerable users of the roads and highways through changes in laws, infrastructures, and minds.

Location: Ludington
Members: 21
Latest Activity: Aug 22

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The Wrong Turn Again

Started by XLFD. Last reply by XLFD Aug 22. 1 Reply

The headline on yesterday's Mason County Press article:  "…Continue

A Case of Accident Inversion

Started by XLFD. Last reply by XLFD Jul 12. 3 Replies

Instead of being recognized as vulnerable users of the road and being protected from negligent drivers of motor vehicles, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians (BMPs) through meaningful laws…Continue

Will Bicycling's Newfound Popularity Flatten?

Started by XLFD. Last reply by XLFD Jun 16. 2 Replies

You don't regularly use the words "bicycle" and "toilet paper" in the same sentence, unless you're planning for a long tour, but these two nouns have been used together in…Continue

To Bike Helmet or Not to Bike Helmet? To Slow or Not to Slow?

Started by XLFD. Last reply by XLFD May 29. 5 Replies

A reprinted 2018 article was recently featured in an article in the Strong Towns Facebook page making an almost unheard of admission by a bicycle rider and transportation journalist.  It was featured…Continue

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Comment by Willy on July 22, 2018 at 12:25am

Hey motorcyclists! Try using a safer mode of transportation and stop blaming everyone else for not seeing you. Don't you get it. Your hard to see. Make yourselves stand out more. Wear bright colors such as blaze orange. Have flashing lights like bicycles. Sorry folks, I'm tired of hearing from people who blame others because they put themselves in danger, especially the fools who don't wear helmets. Riding motorcycles is dangerous.

Comment by AQUAMAN on July 21, 2018 at 11:46pm

Good video, wished everyone would watch this.

Comment by XLFD on July 21, 2018 at 4:40pm

Some good reasons to watch for motorcyclists, especially when Ryan Reynolds is in the neighborhood.

Comment by XLFD on May 4, 2015 at 5:27pm

Just ten minutes ago, I was waiting on my bicycle to cross Ludington at Harrison from the corner with the post office, an old lady in a motor scooter is on the opposite corner wanting to cross over my way.  The walk sign comes up, I head over she starts her scooter going.  From behind her, a truck turns right in front of her, fortunately, she saw what was happening and stopped; I had to stop too to avoid being ran over.

An LPD Tahoe right behind the truck, who must've seen this truck violate both the lady's and my right-of-way just heads across the street as if it was no big deal.  These are the same kops who stop bicyclists for crossing empty intersections claiming they violated right-of-way rules. 

Comment by XLFD on July 2, 2012 at 9:41pm

Pedalled 1144 miles in June, my best June since 2006.

Comment by XLFD on July 27, 2011 at 10:14pm

This tragedy happened in our state in Canton.  A young mother was walking her bike across the street, and was struck down by a passing vehicle preparing to turn.  http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20110722/NEWS03/110722002

How do you miss seeing her crossing this road, walking her bike, when you are slowing for a turn?  And why isn't there any charges against the driver?

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Comment by XLFD on November 13, 2010 at 4:37pm
Anybody have any more info than the LDN (p 5) on Tuesday about the car-bicycle accident that happened near the Ludington HS?
Comment by XLFD on April 17, 2010 at 12:01am
Interested in motorcycle routes around the area? Interested in enjoying refreshing non-alcoholic beverages for those long bike treks? Curious about bike events in the area? Or do you just want to talk with bikers who ride around Western Michigan and share advice? Check out Coffee Shop Bikers, a new site started by our very own Sheila Johnson. And tell your friends; you can all use it as a network to co-ordinate your tours, and safely get from one place to another.

http://coffeeshopbikers.ning.com/
 

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