We had several cyclists accosted here by young punks on a major road over a series of several months. The cyclists were struck with a bat from the passenger side of the vehicle in broad daylight while in a bike lane. This is not a 'bad' part of town, the attacks occurred adjacent to $500,000-750,000 homes. The attacks only stopped when a cyclist managed to get a license plate number and turned it into the police as well as publishing it on a cycling club web site with a description of the car. This is the only route into a university town for those in the nearby developments and the local cycling advocacy groups fought for a long time to get the bike lanes marked on this road.
How do you prepare for this kind of behavior?