WHAT IS MIND THE BIKE?
First and foremost it is an awareness campaign. For years we've been promoting Bicycle Safety in Denver. With the growth of the cycling culture whether it's riding your bike to work or just cruising for the fun of it, it has become painfully apparent that something needed to done to help individuals of all persuasions that rode bikes, or were thinking about riding bikes, about the importance of understanding the rules of the road. Our primary goals are to help protect riders, their bikes and assist in creating a basic understanding for all users of the roadways - how to get along.
It is increasingly likely that you have either been involved in, or observed bad behavior on the streets of Denver by cyclists, pedistrians motorists, buses, trucks, taxis and even tractors. What seems to be at the root of this entire battle on the roads of the Mile High City is a general lack of respect for your fellow citizen. Sure it's easy to blame, or to be the victim - however our goal is to encourage everyone to take a deep breath, and put yourself in the shoes of that idiot cyclist that just ran the red light in front of you, or to stop yourself from pounding on the window of the jack ass in the car talking on their phone that nearly knocked you off your bike. Ahhh - feels better already, doesn't it.
Ultimately it starts with your attitude. If you are dick, you will be treated like a dick - it's the basic law of the universe. It doesn't matter if you are on a bike or in a car - this kind behavior and the reactions by others to it - will quickly delvolve into a standoff that is unwinnable and unecesary. If you take the 7.5 minutes it takes to read the City of Denver's Muni Code rules as it pertains to bicycles in Denver, no matter what transportation choice you make, this knowledge will put you on the road to understanding what's expected of you in a car or on a bike.