Anti-Cycling Parade Float Featuring Car Collision Sparks Controversy

Anti-Cycling Parade Float Featuring Car Collision Sparks Controversy

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Anti-Cycling Parade Float Featuring Car Collision Sparks Controversy

Doo Dah Parade In Columbus, Ohio | Photo Credit:

Doo Dah Parade In Columbus, Ohio | Photo Credit: Postdlf

A picture is worth a thousand words– or at least 9 in the case of one 4th of July parade goer whose anti-cycling sign has stirred a whirlwind of controversy amongst the cycling community.

Related: Cyclist Hit By Passing Truck On Highway

The parade goer in question created mock cycling/car collision with a sign saying, “I’ll share the road when you follow the rules.” The display included a makeshift bicycle plastered to the hood of the car and a mannequin cyclist with his legs in the air as if going over the roof of the car.

Known as a politically incorrect and irreverent event, The Doo Dah Parade prides itself on pushing boundaries. One of the longest running parade groups includes the “Marching Fidels,” which consists of people dressed like Fidel Castro. They ceremoniously take siestas along the parade route while trying to recruit fellow fighters to join their cause. Best and worst floats are awarded with gift certificates to local businesses.

“Unfortunately this guy wasn’t attempting parody. He was quite sincere with his hate.” – @velospence

However, some cyclists think the float’s statement went way too far and consequently promoted violence between drivers and bikers in Columbus. According to pedbikeinfo.org,  726 cyclists lost their lives due to car-related collisions in 2014.

Find more biking statistics here: Biking Expert [Statistics + Facts]

 

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