bike law

Bike Law with Peter Wilborn 10.14.2015

Next Wednesday, on October 14th, Bikemore is proud to host Peter Wilborn, founder of You can pre-register for the event here. 

If you've ever wondered: 

  • What to do if you've been hit by a person driving a car
  • What to do if you've been doored 
  • What to do if a person in a car is encroaching on your space or safety
  • What to do if a police office pulls you over for violating a cycling law 

Then this talk is for you! 

We recently spoke with Peter in anticipation of his trip to Baltimore and asked him a few questions.

What's your bike story? When did you first learn to ride, and how did that lead into your work now?

I was a "Breaking Away Kid" and shaved my legs before I had leg hair to shave.  I've ridden almost every day since.  I commute (my favorite riding), tour, ride fast, ride with my kids, you name it.  I became a bike lawyer in 1998, when my brother was killed on his bicycle.   

In 140 characters or less, what is

National network of bicycle lawyers who do what we can for people we like for a cause we love.  

As bike ridership increases in cities across America, what impact has that had on the demand for the services of attorneys like you?

The phone never stops ringing.  Yes, there are more collisions these days because of the growth in ridership (and how unprepared our cities were), but I think it is getting safer over all.   

If you could create a PSA that would be on billboards for folks to see across America, what would it say?

Ride Proud!

And finally, you used to live in Maryland, and still practice law in Maryland. Inquiring minds want to know: Pit Beef or Crab Cakes?

I did grow up in Maryland, and raced in College Park.  Ate so much crab as a kid that I developed an allergy!

We hope you can join us next Wednesday, October 14th, for a night of fun learning along with fellow Bikemore folks! Make sure to pre-register to ensure your spot! Thank you to our host De Klein Duivel who will have the bar open for the event.