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Encyclopedia > Cyclist

A cyclist is a person who engages in cycling whether as a sport or rides a bicycle for recreation or transportation. The words bicyclist or biker are also used although "biker" is usually taken to mean someone who rides a motorbike.


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The Only Good Cyclist... NYC Bicycle Fatalities--Who's Responsible? (1471 words)
Thus, although police blame cyclist error for three-fourths (75%) of cyclist fatalities, in fact, driver error was the principal cause in 57% of recent fatal bicycle crashes and at least a contributing cause in 78%.
The NYPD failed to inform cycling representatives and the public that the rate of cyclists killed in traffic was accelerating during 1999.
After the record rise in cyclist fatalities was uncovered by Right Of Way and T.A., the NYPD blamed the deaths on the cyclists while ignoring driver misconduct and police indifference.
Cyclist dies in race at PIR - July 13, 2005 (283 words)
The 29-year-old cyclist from Milwaukie, whose name was withheld pending family notification, was 300 yards from finishing the 40-mile race when he lost control of his bike, said Lt. Allen Oswalt, spokesman for Portland Fire and Rescue.
Oswalt said the cyclist suffered "huge head trauma" and died at the scene.
Race organizer Jeff Mitchem said the cyclist, who had several years of racing experience, was in a pack sprinting toward the finish line when he tried to pass on a straightaway and veered off course.
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