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Old 05-31-09, 08:28 PM   #1
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Vancouver (BC) starts their bike month, eh?

And, it comes complete with police stepping up enforcement of bicycle laws and handing out "Information tickets!"

Is it really against the law in BC to ride standing up? That must be harsh, considering some of the hills up there.
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Old 06-01-09, 10:25 AM   #2
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The "Standing Up" fine is simply a "WTF!?".
There's no other way to express what I feel about it.
The Critical Mass will probably start getting "hit" as people break-away to go home.
Though the VPD does escort the ride as "back-up" in order to avoid possible confrontations...
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Old 06-02-09, 05:26 PM   #3
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At one point in the story it mentions that the rider must be 'astride' the seat.

Ride while not astride seat: $109

The definition of astride is on or over and a leg on each side of. It is not defined as butt attached to seat.

When I pedal my butt is over the seat and I have a leg on each side of the seat. Maybe the law is to prevent riders form sitting on the handlebars, etc.


a·stride (-strd)adv.1. With a leg on each side: riding astride.
2. With the legs wide apart.

prep.1. On or over and with a leg on each side of.
2. Situated on both sides of.
3. Lying across or over; spanning.
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At one point in the story it mentions that the rider must be 'astride' the seat.

Ride while not astride seat: $109

The definition of astride is on or over and a leg on each side of. It is not defined as butt attached to seat.

When I pedal my butt is over the seat and I have a leg on each side of the seat. Maybe the law is to prevent riders form sitting on the handlebars, etc.

Exactly! It's similar to Washington's law which states a bicycle may not be ridden by more people than it was originally designed for; i.e. No peg rides, handlebar rides, rack rides, etc. (I'm interested to know how that works for an Xtracycle with a snapdeck and footie platforms, though.)
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(I'm interested to know how that works for an Xtracycle with a snapdeck and footie platforms, though.)
This concerns me as well: I have a good friend with an XtraCycle that this would affect.
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Wow, what a misinformed article...typical newspaper sensationalizing the facts to get a rise.
For the truth read the comments of poster "Ladybugbicycle" to the news article. That poster speaks the truth.
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