Contacted by an experienced cyclist, I went back and checked the Washington Post and other news reports of that I had been following after Loudoun County law enforcement officers charged bikers riding in the annual MS-150 charity bike ride. While injured cyclists and charity sporting event participants have contacted us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., in the past, this case did not involve a biker’s injuries or crash with a car or truck. Prior posts have discussed recreational athletes’ personal injury cases and sports torts.
However, the “MS-8” were bike riders nabbed during a Sunday ride in Loudoun County. The cyclists were charged with not stopping for stop signs during the Multiple Sclerosis charity event. Specifically, tickets were given for failure to come to a complete stop. A sheriff’s deputy was there to issue the citations which, if contested, will require the athletes to appear in the Loudoun County General District Court on Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 at 8:30 A.M. Currently scheduled to be in New England at that time, if asked, I may return to Virginia early in order to help the bike riders.