DEAR ABBY: I am neither a biker nor a walker on a path. A cyclist ringing his bell signaling me to move would do no good, so I guess I’d be one of those ending up with “great bodily harm,” as you put it. You see, I’m hard-of-hearing and could not hear that dinging bell behind me.
So, bikers, do not totally rely on your bell to signal people to move. If there are pedestrians where you’re riding, I urge you to use caution in case somebody might have a hearing impairment. – Hard-of-Hearing in West Texas
That’s the advice I give and the way I ride when on the path. Read more today’s special bike path issue of Dear Abby.