The Orion

The life, times of a reckless biker

Alyssa Dunning // October 15, 2014

Fast like the wind, cool breeze in my face,Nothing is better than biking place to place.It is the best to feel so coolWhen riding my bike to school.I never cross to the correct side of the street,Not when...

Robyn Hearne, University Police chief. Photo credit: Yessenia Funes

Bike safety class offered instead of tickets

Yessenia Funes // February 19, 2014

Students ride their bikes and boards through campus all the time. Within a few weeks, students caught breaking the rules can skip the court date. University Police will offer an alternative: a $60 bike-safety...

Stephanie Kraker, age 20, a junior hospitality major, rides her bike home at night.Photo credit: Frances Mansour

University Police adopts bike light program

Yessenia Funes // January 26, 2014

Starting this week, University Police officers may choose to provide free bike lights instead of citations for unlit cycling. With the loss of Chico State nursing student Kristina Chesterman and Butte...

A painted white bike is propped where Kristina Chesterman was struck on the 300 block of Nord Avenue. Chesterman died at Enloe Medical Center after two days in critical condition. Photograph by Carter Caldwell. Photo credit: Carter Caldwell

Nurse starts bike light program after two student deaths

Benjamin Mullin // December 17, 2013

As a registered nurse with 20 years of experience, Katie Boerner has seen many people injured in bicycle collisions. And she's had a few close calls herself when reckless motorists nearly sideswiped her...

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