Since bikes have the same rights to the roads as cars, it’s also illegal to ban them! Lawsuit anyone?
By: Diane Benjamin
New rules at Miller Park for July 4th:
No bikes allowed.
Celebrate the Land of the Free, just don’t ride there! Will the 100 Bike BloNo people show up to protest? Maybe the police are just worried about theft.
It’s fine to put your bike on a major street with vehicles capable of swashing you like a bug, but you can be fined for doing the same in Miller Park. Is Bloomington saying bikes are a hazard on July 4th? Roads-Parks. Roads-Parks. Um.
Every heard “A Country Founded by Geniuses and Run by Idiots”?
Not buying it? See this: http://www.cityblm.org/index.aspx?page=194
Clog the park with as many vehicles as possible. Make sure it takes forever to find a parking space and hours to get out after the fireworks.
Better yet, try Downs. The fireworks are great, the kids will love the fire truck circling the field with lights and sirens, the people are nice, it’s easy to get in and out, and if you stay out of the way – you can ride your bike.
(I wouldn’t suggest taking Route 150 though, that whole squashed thing would be likely)
Limiting the rights of citizens in Bloomington seems to be the latest fad. It’s a great country!