Sep 2, 2010 9:44 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Bike Tour will clog mountain roads this Saturday

If you're heading to the mountains this holiday weekend, you may want to avoid State Highways 96 and 165 on Saturday.  The annual Bike With Pike event will throw 300 riders onto the roads.

The Colorado Department of Transportation has these tips for sharing the road with bicyclists:

  • TAKE A BRAKE: Reduce speed when encountering bicyclists
  • 3 FEET TO PASS: For safe passing, leave at least three feet between your car and a bicyclist
  • WAIT A FEW SECONDS: If you don't have three feet to pass then wait until there is enough room to pass safely
  • SCAN THEN TURN: Scan for bicyclists before making turns and make sure the road is clear before proceeding



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