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What are the best ways to start gravel biking for a complete novice (in the Bay Area)?

I recently got a Cannondale Slate and because I’m a complete novice, I’m a little hesitant in starting to ride on trails alone. I’m mostly wondering if I’d have to perform many jumps (which I don’t ...
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What is, by police standards, considered legally walking versus riding bicycle? [duplicate]

Legally, what berkeley, california police based legal standard for walking bicycle in the residential neighborhood street? Walking with the bicycle at the side, and, or, walking while bicycle is ...
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Hit by a vehicle at a crosswalk

This happened today in L.A. county in los angeles (just outside culver city). I was walking my bicycle down the sidewalk on the left side of the road, saw the green light and white pedestrian icon. I ...
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Insurance for carless cyclist in California

I am a bike commuter without a car in California, that seems to be such an unusual combination that it is difficult to find insurance. I have health + disability insurance, my bike is worth less ...
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Does this sound right: $485 ticket for not walking my bike across the street? [closed]

We got a $485.00 ticket for not walking our bikes across the street. Can i fight this? $485.00 is a bit much!!??? This ticket was given in Glendale Ca. Has this ever happened to anyone? did you fight ...
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Must a Bicyclist Riding on a Sidewalk Stop at a Stop Sign?

Riding my bicycle legally on the sidewalk, I approach an intersection controlled by a stop sign. Let's say there are wheelchair ramps at the intersection, and there may or may not be painted ...
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Left Turn Across Major Intersection

I'm new at biking, and have seen many examples of left-turn situations, but none that quite match this one. Simply, what is the proper / best way to complete the turn pictured below, or is it smarter ...
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Is a headlight required to emit light to the sides?

The California Vehicle Code says: (d) A bicycle operated during darkness upon a highway, a sidewalk where bicycle operation is not prohibited by the local jurisdiction, or a bikeway, as defined ...
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Should I fight a ticket I got for riding my bicycle in a crosswalk? [closed]

I was riding my bicycle home. I live on a one way and was waiting in the crosswalk while oncoming traffic down the one-way was green. This was at a 4 way intersection. There was no oncoming traffic ...
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Can cars legally drive in the bike lane down the street?

Every day on my way to school there is a long street with a bike lane and two car lanes on each side. But when the street is jammed I have cars going really fast behind me and honking because I'm not ...