After several unfortunate incidents, Reno cyclists think law enforcement agencies are biased against bicyclists. Terry McAfree of the Nevada Bicycle Coalition and Procrastinating Pedalers, and others, have arranged a meeting with local law enforcement agencies to talk about what we can do about it. The meeting will take place on February 5th, and will be attended by representatives of local cycling clubs, including Anne Macquarie of Muscle Powered, and law enforcement officials from Washoe County, Reno, Sparks, Carson City, the state, and tribal governments.
This is a great opportunity to talk directly to law enforcement on issues of concern to us all. If you have something you want Anne to bring to the table, post it here in comments. Or, if you’d like to attend the meeting, email Anne (“contact” button at musclepowered.org) and she’ll give you the details.
I personally haven’t seen much interaction with cyclists and law enforcement here in Carson City. In fact, I talked to one officer who said they don’t normally stop cyclists during the day…only in the wee hours of night when something looks suspicious. That’s my experience though. What about you? Have you experienced or heard of any cyclist/law enforcement issues in Carson City? I’d be curious to hear what the issues are in Reno too.