Bikeportland.org, a local blog dedicated to issues related to bikes in Portland, is expressing concern about an Australian Facebook group named, “There’s a perfectly good path right next to the road you stupid cyclist.”
Free speech is one thing, but making it seem like a joke to run people over is not O.K. We hope that Facebook takes these concerns seriously (hopefully there’s a regular bike rider among their staff) and decides to take action immediately.
Interestingly, a number of bikers have joined the group in order to raze the anti-bike crowd on its comments section.
The League of American Bicyclists has also come out against the Facebook page. In a statement on its website it denounces the page, and also links to a few disturbing incidents where motorists have inflicted rage on cyclists. One of the more notable incidents includes a North Carolina man attempting to shoot a cyclist in the head after an altercation.