Summers in Durango are bracketed by cyclists: This weekend, it is bicyclists to start the summer, and Labor Day, it is motorcyclists who dominate our consciousness as summer draws to a close.
May is Motorcycle Awareness Month in Colorado, and the Colorado Department of Transportation has been nice enough to post lighted signs around the state urging motorists to be alert for motorcycles. All this week, well need to be on the alert for lots of bicyclists, too.
Many of us ride our bicycles and motorcycles 12 months out of the year, if road conditions permit, so a heightened awareness on the part of all of us should be a year-round thing.
June 20 is Ride to Work Day for motorcyclists, and there will probably be even more bikers on the road that day than usual.
Our area is a motorcyclists mecca because of our twisty roads and natural beauty. Bicyclists love the area for exactly the same reasons.
There are lots of us bikers on the road all year long. To use a line from a an old TV cops and robbers show, Lets be careful out there.
Larry E. Whiteside, Durango