Just a quick heads up to all the club members. On my way out to the training tri yesterday (Sunday) morning, I was pulled over by the Park Police for running a stop sign on my bike ($20 ticket). It is also important to note that it is federal law to carry a government issued ID card whenever using a National Park (another $20 ticket). Beware.
Definitely. I saw three bikers pulled over yesterday morning. This was in addition to the group I was riding with getting a stern warning as we approached the stop sign.
Seems like this is a big issue every year for two or three weeks in July, then they go back to not caring. I wonder if it's something they have marked in their calendars. Thanks for the heads up.
yeah, didn't know that about the ID. will definitely keep an extra eye out for the fun police.
I was actually "pulled over" on my bike -- lights and all -- at the stop sign in early June, but got lucky and pedaled away with just a warning.
That same lovely park police pulled my friend's car over when we speed up to pass the speed skaters. They were skating at 22mph - and we had to go up to 35mph to saftey overtake them and their pace car (who waved up to go on) in a timely manner. Apparently, the police didn't think that was any reason to speed over the limit of 25 mph. Thankfully he let us off with a lecture and warning before zooming away himself.