Cyclists report “BIKELASH” around Cleveland as numbers of bike riders increase and motorists must share roads.
Channel 3 in Cleveland (WKYC) did an excellent story in October, 2014 on the dangerous phenomenon of “bikelash”. It begins: “Today’s cyclists still fear for their lives. The number of Cleveland area cyclists commuting on 2 wheels has increased 285% since 2010. As Cleveland grows into a cycling city, it is not without growing pains. Imagine a morning commute with profanities screamed at you, objects thrown your way and drivers intent on running you off the road. Cyclists tell Channel 3, this is what they go through too often….”