Officials are asking motorists to use extra caution as several hundred bicyclists travel through Walker, Bemidji, Park Rapids and Staples in north-central Minnesota today through Sunday on the annual “Bicycling Around Minnesota” event. MN-DOT’s Sue Roe says responsibility for safety rests with cyclists as well as drivers. She says it’s important “just to watch out for one another and then this bike ride can be safe for both the motorists and the bikers.” Roe says motorists must allow three-foot clearance when passing bicycles. Like motorists, cyclists must observe all rules of the road, including traveling in the same direction as traffic, signaling all turns, observing traffic signals and yielding right-of-way.
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