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Bicyclists get speeding tickets

Brief by Allen Best

Transportation – December 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine

Police in Mt. Crested Butte have begun enforcing the letter of the traffic laws as they apply to bicycles, to the regret of one Justin Blakelee. He was given a $40 ticket for going 10 miles over the 30 mph limit.

“There’s no way I even figured I would be going 10 over,” he told the Crested Butte News. “For crying out loud, it’s a mountain bike.”

The newspaper talked with one local mountain cyclist, Kay Peterson, who is OK with police enforcing the law — as long as they give their attention to cars, as well.