Bicycle-friendly driver program to be offered for cyclists and drivers

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By Steve Earle
Special to The SUN
With the start of a new school year, drivers should be aware of kids commuting to and from school on their bikes. Plus, with the active population here in Pagosa, you’ve probably seen bicyclists out getting some good exercise or just enjoying the fresh air and wonderful scenery.
As a driver, do you know what your responsibility is under the law regarding cyclists? What does “Share the Road” mean if you are a motorist? What does it mean if you are a cyclist?
Please join us on Saturday, Sept. 21, in the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library conference room from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for this bicycle-friendly driver program.
This interactive program is designed to help educate both drivers and cyclists about the law, about best ways we can safely share the road and how we can avoid the most common crashes between bicyclists and motor vehicles. The program is sponsored by Bicycle Colorado and the DUST2 Wheel Club; there is no charge to attend.