Score one for the good guys:
The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday overturned Black Hawk’s controversial ban on biking inside the gambling town’s limits. Black Hawk’s 2010 bike ban violated state law that allows local municipalities to prohibit bikes from streets only when an alternate and nearby route is provided, the court wrote, siding with three cyclists who were ticketed for violating the ban.
The three appealed their $68 tickets — issued in June 2010 — all the way to the state’s highest court, which heard oral arguments in November.
The city of Black Hawk got creative in the case, like arguing that Colorado’s 3-foot passing law made it impossible to accommodate bikes. The court wasn’t buying any of it, agreeing with the cyclists on all points.