I've been wondering how long it will take ,if ever, for states to start to require either a permit , or license, to ride a bike on the public roads along with a yearly plate fee & insurance for each bike you ride on public roads.
Now this might seem ridiculous but with the rising price of oil/fuel the number of cyclist on public roads is going to increase dramatically. This increase will quickly bring cyclist to the front due to the increased traffic congestion and rider/car accidents. It's all about numbers really. More riders more traffic problems more opportunity for cash strapped states to find a new tax. The free ride for cyclist will soon be over.