Bikes On Rice promotes health and safety
Promoting healthy living and bicycle safety, “Bikes On Rice” brings together cyclists of all ages and abilities.
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What a terrible idea! Notice how they weren’t riding *to* something, they were just riding around. That’s because we’re not San Francisco, but people keep trying to make us like that. In a big city you might ride TO get somewhere but I bet 90% of these “safe riders” (cough) don’t live anywhere near Rice st. So it’s a PR stunt basically because they’re trying to promote biking around your neighborhood but their actual neighborhoods are miles away. It’s easy to predict the outcome- they’ll do this a few more times then either someone will get hit by a car or they’ll see it’s never going to make biking in that area safe by having a one hour event once a month. Fix the roads and quit pretending like riding bikes is an option- it’s not!
You have freedom of speech, I have freedom of travel via bike. respect that
As for myself, I live in Lihue and bike *TO* the Bikes on Rice event. Also, the purpose stated in the article was for cars and bicycles to learn to share the road. This is so people can feel safe biking *TO* somewhere. I live “miles away” from my work and commute *TO* work by bicycle more than 50% of the time nine months out of the year. If drivers drive safely, pay attention, and don’t use their mobile phones while driving, there is no reason a safe bicyclist should be “hit”. According to your logic, no one should ever walk anywhere either.