Every Cyclist's Guide To Canadian Law by Craig ForceseEvery Cyclist's Guide To Canadian Law by Craig Forcese

Every Cyclist's Guide To Canadian Law

byCraig Forcese, Nicole Laviolette

Paperback | November 7, 2014

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More Canadians are riding bicycles than ever before, but did you know that riding your bike in Canada is now almost as heavily regulated as driving your car?


Whether you are one of more than 200,000 Canadians who commute by bike, the parent of a child with her first two-wheeler, a veteran racer, or a recreational rider, the chances are you will need this book. In Every Cyclist's Guide to Canadian Law, Craig Forcese and Nicole LaViolette, both law professors and avid cyclists, provide a comprehensive overview of Canadian law for bicycles - covering rules of the road, purchasing and using bicycles, what to do in the case of an accident or a stolen bike, starting up your own cycling club, racing your bike, and much more.


Accessibly written and often humorous, this book is written for those with little or no legal background. Using straightforward and jargon-free explanations, the authors include anecdotes and examples drawn from their own experiences as seasoned recreational and competitive cyclists. Every Cyclist's Guide to Canadian Law will also provide an authoritative reference for lawyers, club directors, coaches, and sporting event planners.

Craig Forcese is a professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. He is a recreational cyclist and competes regularly in triathlon events. Craig has law degrees from the University of Ottawa and Yale Law School and is a member of the bars of Ontario, New York, and the District of Columbia.Nicole LaViolette is a professor at the...
Title:Every Cyclist's Guide To Canadian LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:November 7, 2014Publisher:Irwin Law Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1552213846

ISBN - 13:9781552213841

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A brilliant introduction to the law using an original angle I quite liked this book. It is well-written, understandable to the average reader and goes into almost all the areas of public law. It is impeccably researched of the best length imaginable and satiated my hunger for learning about the law...at least for awhile. Recommended Highly
Date published: 2017-04-29

Table of Contents


Table of Legislation and Abbreviations

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Riding Your Bicycle

Chapter 3: Falling Off Your Bicycle

Chapter 4: Breaking Your Bicycle

Chapter 5: Losing Your Bicycle

Chapter 6: Running Your Bicycle Club

Chapter 7: Racing Your Bicycle


Editorial Reviews

"Every Cyclist's Guide to Canadian Law is no ordinary lay discussion of a legal issue. This excellent book...is a thorough and sophisticated look at the emerging area of cycling law. [...] The Introduction to the book sets out the authors' 'hope that this book will make your cycling safer, swifter, and more satisfying.' That sentence is indicative of the book's tone-accessible and conversational and, in my view, the book holds up to its promise. While the book includes advocacy for new or better laws...it is first and foremost a description and analysis of how the law stands now, and how it can affect your morning commute or bicycle race. [...] Forcese and LaViolette manage to keep the writing crisp despite the jurisdictional variances; the book's style is equivalent to a sunny morning's ride with friends. [...] It is good to see lawyers taking cycling seriously again."