If Grand Junction wants to be considered an outdoor recreation hub, it needs to create an environment where every cyclist feels safe when riding a bike.
Bikes and motor vehicles have a testy history of sharing the road in this state. It's not just a Western Slope phenomenon. Cyclists have been shot with pellet guns, "coal rolled" by diesel engines or nudged to the crumbling edges of shoulderless roads by drivers who seem to relish ruining a ride.
The law is clear that bikes have a right to be in a roadway.