About the author: Megan Hottman

Megan Hottman is a recognized legal expert on cycling laws and advocate in the cycling community. She provides bike law education clinics and classes to cyclists, local bike clubs and to law enforcement personnel. Her work in cycling cases was featured by HBO Real Sports (Bryant Gumbel) in 2015. A former-elite road and track cyclist, Megan now competes mainly in cyclocross and gravel races and dabbles in triathlon. She has been running and sponsoring Colorado cycling teams since 2006 and currently manages a women-only cycling team called the Bike Ambassadors, which focuses more on commuting and lifestyle cycling. Megan’s 2018 goal is to ride 10,000 miles.

What to do if harassed or threatened by a motorist

Have you been harassed, yelled at, honked at, buzzed, menaced, or otherwise threatened while riding your bike? Here’s what you can do.

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Riding two abreast: When and where is it permitted?

Drivers often get mad when cyclists ride side-by-side, but what does the law say?

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Understanding the Cycling 3 Foot Rule

The driver of a motor vehicle overtaking a bicyclist proceeding in the same direction shall allow the bicyclist at least a three-foot separation between the right side of the driver’s vehicle. But how much is 3 feet, really?

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