I am a life long cyclist. I biked across the US in the mid 90’s and love traveling by bike. I currently ride a combination of road, trail and gravel. I live in rural northwest New Jersey. Even though the roads are fairly low traffic, they are rural roads with curves, hills and little to no shoulder. Just about every ride includes a close encounter with a car. I’ve been knocked off my bike a couple of times without serious injury. Educating drivers is critical to saving lives. I host a group for women cyclists called BikeWomenBike to help women get back on bikes.