A quick word to cyclists riding around Alpine & Portola Road around Woodside -- San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies are citing cyclists for riding to the left of the shoulder. Deputies will be out in force on Wednesday and Saturdays on the roads around Woodside for the next three weeks.
Although cycling to the left of the shoulder line is legal in California, the deputies are writing tickets to cyclists they see riding outside of the shoulder, even when no other traffic is present.
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Wow, well done to Dan. I brought my camera last night when riding in Portola Valley, since I knew the Valley ride would pass me and thought I might come upon them all stopped at the side of the road, being hassled by police. I figured I'd videotape it and post to youtube. Didn't happen. Strange that they don't pursue the largest obvious target. Maybe they're waiting for the heat to die down and surprise everyone.