The South Florida Bike Coalition is dedicated to protected your right to ride through legal action when necessary. We actively seek individuals in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties who need legal support in pursuing motorists, police and/or transportation agencies because we know that this makes a difference. We’re proud of our work and we hope you will help us by letting us know immediately if you’ve had an incident with any of the above.
Recently, SFBC’s President (and hero in bicycle cases like these), was successful in dismissing a ticket against a man riding his bicycling in the street around the Greater Orlando area. Unfortunately, it now seems the police are at again – but so are we.
Our friends at CommuteOrlando are documenting their local police’s almost bizarre determination in ticketing safe cycling. It’s a great, information-packed piece on how biased police officers can deter people from bicycling safely and from bicycling at all. Watch Fred’s helmet bicycle camera footage and learn more than you ever thought possible about how and why Florida State law encourages us to ride in traffic and outside of the gutter for our own safety.
The South Florida Bike Coalition wants you to know that it’s absolutely critical to respond to incidents like these every time they occur. If you know of anyone who ticketed for bicycling, please let us know. Thank you.
If you would like to contribute to support our non-profit legal efforts – financially or as a volunteer – please contact us at SFBikeCoalition@yahoo.com. Your support is the strength of our movement.