She Bikes and Rapha
She Bikes is partnering with Rapha for an evening of information and fun at the Rapha location at 301 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122. The event is free but please register as space is limited!
Come and hear a presentation from Stacie Bain, Seattle bike lawyer. There will be lots of time to meet, socialize and enjoy the space!
If you would like to ride to the event, join this ride starting from South Lake Union.
Each year, more and more women are bike commuting and riding bikes for health and recreation in Washington. While bicycling is great for the mind and body, riding in metropolitan traffic is tough. Sadly, many of us know at least one person who has been struck by an inattentive driver. With more and more distracted drivers on the road, it’s important to protect yourself by knowing your rights and responsibilities as a cyclist on the road and, in the event you are involved in a collision, what to do at the scene. Our informal discussion will cover these important topics:
- Bicycling requirements including lights, helmets, brakes and other equipment
- Cyclist's rights on the roadway, sidewalks, crosswalks and trails
- Common causes of bicycle accidents including right-hook, left-hook, passing and rear-end collisions
- How drivers blame cyclists: speed, lookout, braking and inattention
- What to do in case of an accident
STACIE BAIN is bike lawyer in Seattle, Washington. Ms. Bain has over twenty-five years of experience riding bikes including working as a bike messenger, racing road and mountain bikes, bike commuting year-round, riding with her kids and bike touring. Because of Ms. Bain’s extensive involvement with the bicycling community and her passion for riding, she founded Rainier Bike Law, PLLC as a way focus her practice on representing injured cyclists. Over the past decade, Ms. Bain handled a wide variety of bicycle personal injury cases ranging from minor road rash and bruises to catastrophic injury cases. Ms. Bain earned his B.S. from the University of Washington and her J.D. degree with honors from the Seattle University School of Law.