Bike to Work Day, Just No 'BUI' on the Way Home!
Bike To Work But Not Into Trouble: Cycling Under the Influence
Trust me, Biking Under the Influence is Real
Understand Your Intake & Keep it under Control
Understand the Risks
In researching this issue, van Heuven found that in Colorado in 2010, 98 people were killed as a result of drunk drivers, representing 22 percent of all traffic fatalities, according to . In contrast, she says, there's likely not very good local data on the consequences of drunk cycling.
National data, however, shows that alcohol does play a significant role in fatal cycling crashes across the country. According to the , 24 percent of the cyclists killed in 2010 had a blood alcohol concentration of .01 grams per deciliter or higher, and over one-fifth had a BAC of .08 g/dL or higher. And alcohol-involvement – either for the driver of a motorized vehicle or a cyclist – was reported in more than 34 percent of the traffic crashes that resulted in a cyclist fatality.
THOU SHALT NOT OVER-EMBIBE. If you CHOOSE to drink, for the love of god, just do it responsibly. Yes, there are rules, laws and limits. But the basic reality is we don’t want to, nor are we going to be, your mommy. No, really. And, as explained in Commandment 5 above, obeying the already rules in place in the City of Denver is a key component – and as much as you’d like to believe that you are above the laws of our brethren, open-container laws exist and you are not exempt just because you’re atop a sweet cruiser bicycle. You know your limits – just be “smart” and we won’t have any problems. Again, we don’t wanna see you be smitten.