BTCNJ member Kevin Gately has graciously offered to rerun his safety articles that appeared in MasterLink issues many years ago. Our club has been encouraging all members to ride safer. Please take time to read these articles when they appear and incorporate his suggestions into your defensive biking skills.

I want to share an unsafe experience I recently observed on a ride. We were finishing the ride and approaching a red light about two blocks away from our vehicles. We needed to turn left at an intersection. It was raining lightly, and we were already moderately wet. The light turned red. Three riders sped up and turned left through the red light. One of the riders had to cut so sharply left to avoid oncoming vehicles that he ended up on the other side of the road riding against traffic. It was frightening. The drivers were shaking their heads.

Be safe out there.