For a long time, cyclists were inconvenienced by traffic light sensors that couldn’t detect them enough to turn the signal green, community blogger John D. Yoder says. However, Indiana’s “dead red” law works to fix this.

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 12:02 p.m.
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Occasionally older cyclists get the satisfaction of besting younger ones, community blogger John D. Yoder says. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, the satisfaction is fantastic.

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 5:00 a.m.
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Heavy headwinds can make riding a bike difficult and even discourage cyclists from riding at all. Community blogger John D. Yoder shared his tips for cycling in the wind and suggests using the force of nature as a training tool.

Posted on May 7, 2015 at 7:00 a.m.
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Posted on April 28, 2015 at 2:03 p.m.

If a business, church, restaurant or government office wants to promote cycling as a means of transportation, one of the easiest things to do is install bike racks, community blogger John D. Yoder says. Here’s a look at what kinds of bike racks are best for your location.

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

While cycling, it’s not unlikely you’ll see an emergency vehicle with its sirens blaring, a school bus, or a horse and buggy at some point on your ride. But what are you supposed to do when you encounter them on the road? Here’s some advice from community blogger John D. Yoder.

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 5:00 a.m.

Multi-use trails are wonderful places to get away from traffic, but trail users need to be considerate of other users while they are biking, jogging or walking, community blogger John D. Yoder says.

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 8:45 a.m.

Respect for others, common sense and common courtesy go a long way toward keeping the peace on publicly used trails, community blogger John D. Yoder says. Being aware of proper trail etiquette makes them safer for cyclists, walkers, joggers and rollerbladers alike.

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 10:21 a.m.

At the beginning of spring, before rain and sweepers have cleaned the streets, cyclists need to watch out for gravel and sand. Here’s some advice for safely cycling through the mess that’s accumulated on the sides of roads and in bike lanes.

Posted on March 21, 2015 at 7:22 p.m.

I’m thrilled to abandon the stationary indoor bike for the first ride of spring outside.

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 11:05 a.m.

According to Goshenites Tim Drescher, John Nafziger and Les Gustafson-Zook, there are lots of benefits to cycling in the winter — even when there’s snow on the ground.

Posted on Feb. 25, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

One of the most effective ways to make cyclists obey the law is for law enforcement officers to issue more warnings and tickets, community blogger and cycling instructor John D. Yoder says.

Posted on Feb. 18, 2015 at 3:34 p.m.

When you don’t adequately prepare for a week-long bike ride like RAGBRAI, you end up depending on the good will of strangers to bail you out, community blogger John D. Yoder says. Fortunately, in Iowa, the good people are never far away.

Posted on Feb. 17, 2015 at 1:45 p.m.

Elkhart County has yet to have a business be named bicycle-friendly by the League of American Bicyclists, which community blogger John Yoder says is an important distinction. 

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John D. Yoder, before retiring, was a cycling commuter between Goshen and Elkhart and continues his interest in cycling as a recreational rider, teacher of cycling classes and president of the Friends of the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, Inc.