Beware Tucson bicyclists!!

As of early this morning, there is a gang of motorcycle cops pulling over bicycle riders mostly along University Boulevard between Sixth Ave and Park Ave. SO BEWARE!! There have been heaps of bogus tickets given out by overly ambitious, blowhard cops who have decided to target bike riders. Spread the word and be more mindful of stopping and signaling and everything else. If you or someone else gets pulled over, there is a good bike lawyer, Erik Ryberg. He has an informational blog and his number is 520.622.3333. Personally, from my completely non-lawyerly position I would tell everyone to plead not-guilty and challenge all these tickets.

AND everyone should show up tonight, Tuesday, 8pm at Old Main for the community bike ride. The last few weeks there have been over 200 folks from all over Tucson riding together on a different route every Tuesday. ALSO, there will be a Tucson Critical Mass bike ride this Friday eve, at 6pm leaving from El Presidio Park, and then every last Friday of each month.

“A patriot must always be ready to defend his [sic] country from his [sic] government.” – Edward Abbey


One thought on “Beware Tucson bicyclists!!

  1. says:

    Thanks for the link.

    Bicyclists, please be aware that if you just pay the ticket you will almost certainly get points taken off your license for this. It’s a moving violation and this will cost you a lot of money in insurance.

    Better to challenge the ticket and go to court and, when you are convicted (as you surely will be), make the case that the violation should not be forwarded to the DMV.

    If you need help with this you can contact me; information is at

    Good luck!
    –Erik Ryberg

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