When riding the cherry creek BIKE path
Recently i have had the pleasure of enjoying the bike path from the reservoir to downtown as my commute home as often as i can!
One would think riding your bike is no big deal… but it is.
The basic thing is – have respect for your fellow man!
Here are my thoughts and suggestions on how to enjoy the bike path (let me re-iterate – BIKE path
- You are not the only one on the bike path, and you don’t own it.
- NEVER ride side by side – there is no room, biking is a solo sport. You cannot carry on a long term conversation, don’t try. Get to where you are going and then have a converations.
- Hearing is vital. If you like to enjoy your music, make sure to leave one ear able to hear your surrounding environment.
- Passing – getting as close to the person you are attempting you pass is rude and stupid. There is no guarantee that that rider will continue on the staight and narrow, the could swing wide at any momoent.
- Passing – if there isn’t room to pass, then don’t. That means you will need to slow down and wait for there to be enough room to safely pass. Don’t make me slow doesn
- Announce Yourself – if you will be passing announce yourself. “On your right” is a recongnized phrase and beneficial to those on the right – riders, walkers, runners. or others.
- It is not a play ground – if you happen to be lucky enough to live on the lovely bike path see rule 1 – you don’t own it. Don’t leave your toys on the trail. Don’t block the lanes. People ride the entire route and don’t need your personal items blocking it.
- Just cause you dress like lance armstrong doesn’t mean you are!
- Runners – you are on a bike bath. You are not alone. See headphones, passing, etc.
- Dog owners – if you can’t control your dogs i can’t help but run them over.