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A bill for a Three Foot Passing Law introduced as HB154

April 15, 2015 — Ohio House Representatives Henne and Sheehy have introduced House Bill 154 which includes the 3-foot passing and the malfunctioning signal laws for cyclists. Several other representatives have signed on as co-sponsors, at the suggestion of your Ohio Bicycle Federation.

To reinforce our efforts, please sign our on-line petition at change.org.

To inform your Ohio representative that HB154 is important to you, click here, then click on the “Take Action” button. You'll be given the chance to rephrase the message, and by entering your zip code it will automatically go to your district representative. (5/16/15)

A video showing vehicles unsafely passing a bicyclist in Ohio

But this is legal! View the Youtube video here. Tracy Segar of Cincinnati, (5/22/15)

OBF Day at the Bicycle Museum of America

The June 13, 2015 OBF meeting will be held at The Bicycle Museum of Americanew window (the largest bicycle collection in the world) located at 7 West Monroe St. (OH-274), New Bremen, Ohio 45869. Phone: 419-629-9249.


WKSU interview with Chuck Smith

Visit NPR station WKSU for the interview which concerns our House Bill 145. (1/17/14)

Podcast with Bike Lawyer Steve Magas

This is the last show of 2013 for The Outspoken Cyclist with guests Bike Lawyer Steve Magas and RKP’s Patrick Brady. Steve Magas’ part of the show starts with a look back at some of the notable events involving cyclists and the law, including some high profile bike-car collisions. By looking at how the majority of crashes happen, we can take steps to avoid those situations, or at least be extra vigilant around them. Here is the link to this show: outspokencyclist.com. (1/1/14)

Ohio Bicycling Street Smarts

As you know, our Share the Road license plates were intended in our OBF legislation to fund Ohio Bicycling Street Smarts, a wonderful little book which tells the reader how to ride a bicycle in traffic on Ohio’s roads.

We in the OBF have worked with ODOT to update Ohio Bicycling Street Smarts to reflect changes in the Ohio Revised Code brought about by OBF’s Better Ohio Bicycling Bill of 2006. We need to let ODOT know that we cyclists want Ohio Bicycling Street Smarts to be published again. (8/1/11)

Please contact Melissa Ayers (below) and let her know that you want the revised Ohio Bicycling Street Smarts: (4/5/13)

Melissa Ayers
ODOT Deputy Director of Communcations
1980 W. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43223
Phone: 614-644-8640
Email: Melissa Ayers.

OBF President appeared on the Ohio RAAM Show in October

Lee Kreider interviewed OBF President Chuck Smith on the Ohio RAAM Show in October, 2012. The OhioRAAM show is an affiliate of ohioraam.org representing a group of Ohio enthusiasts and supporters of The Race Across AMerica (RAAM). You may listen to that show by clicking here. (1/28/13)

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  • All sorts of information about the activities of the Ohio State General Assembly, legislation in progress, schedules, finding your legislator, and much more is available here.
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Street Smarts pamphlet is on-line
  • You can click on the Ohio Bicycling Street Smarts icon to the right to see an on-line version of this helpful pamphlet. (4/5/13)
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  • The most up-to-date and comprehensive list of Ohio rides is published in the annual Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar. This is published in March as a bicycle enthusiast’s resource. In addition, the Web version is updated throughout the year.

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