Elderly man’s project keeps cyclists and drivers on the same page


Loa Fair, a 77-year-old military veteran and avid cycler, realized the dangers both drivers and bikers faced when sharing the road. A couple years of research later, he created a guide he hoped would keep everyone on the same page.

“So I put it all together in checklist form, so anyone who wants to really find out what is an objective safe way to have a really enjoyable ride. That’s why this booklet was put together, not to try to put the blame on anyone but to say, ‘Hey folks, we are all out here together,'” said Fair. 

Fair said this booklet is for anyone, both cyclers and motorists. Fair wants both groups to respect each other in order to keep the roads safe, so others can find the relaxation and joy in cycling.

“When I think about the sun coming up, you see all of those beautiful colors, you have the birds singing and you have fresh air,” Fair said.

Although he finds peace in cycling, dangerous road conditions have jeopardized this. 

“I see people biking out on Indiana, and I can’t even see them,” Fair said.

In his safety booklet, he recommended bikers not only use reflectors, but that they also have lights on their bikes.

“I have lights because I know people can see those lights. The law only calls for reflectors, but I feel more safe with lights,” Fair said. 

Fair’s bike safety PDF can be viewed and downloaded by clicking the picture below:

He can also be reached at his Facebook page.

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