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Bay Area Bicycle Law is a sponsor of SFBC Winterfest 2013!

Posted on November 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

  Hi everyone! We are proud to announce that Bay Area Bicycle Law is a Gold Sponsor for the 18th annual San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Winterfest 2013! We are happy to support this great event, which includes an art show with over 60 talented artists, a wine tour, parties and events, and a bicycle auction to…

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New Bill requires drivers to pass cyclists with a minimum of 3 feet

Posted on August 28, 2013 in Law,Safety

Although Governor Brown has vetoed similar legislation in the past, this was due to language in the previous bills that stipulated slowing down to 15MPH when passing a cyclist. This new version is now without that language, so it may increase the chances it makes it past Gov. Brown’s desk! The Three Feet for Safety Act, sponsored…

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High-End Bicycle Thief in Mountain View Wanted by MVPD

Posted on May 8, 2013 in Law

Be on the look out for this scumbag when in the area of Mountain View.   On 5-2-13 at about 1015 hours a witness reported that an unknown subject knocked on the front door of her second-floor condominium. She looked outside but did not recognize the subject, so she did not answer the door. A few minutes…

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San Jose’s Former Faber’s Cyclery Building Burns Down

Posted on May 6, 2013 in Bicycle News

The building that was Faber’s Cyclery has sat on First St in San Jose since 1884. Just weeks after the business closed, an eerily predictive article describing the possibility of it being burned down came true when fire tore through the old building on April 25th, 2013. In a 2008 Metro “Silicon Alleys” article, journalist…

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California Bicycle Law of the Day: 27400 Wearing Headsets or Earplugs

Posted on December 11, 2012 in Law

27400.   A person operating a … bicycle may not wear a headset covering, or earplugs in, both ears. While there are several exceptions, the only exceptions generally applicable are as follows: (d) A person wearing personal hearing protectors in the form of earplugs or molds that are specifically designed to attenuate injurious noise levels. The plugs…

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San Francisco woman catches bicycle bandit suspect with bear spray

Posted on December 1, 2012 in Law

Police believe an area woman Sonya Yu has helped capture the “Bicycle Bandit of Noe Valley” using anti-bear spray and a wooden sword. The suspect has been identified as 51-year-old Andy Anduha, who may be the package bandit / auto thief recently spied on multiple bay area security cameras riding off on a bicycle near the package-grab crime scenes. Ms….

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