“Don’t touch my noodle” riders pedal through Sherbrooke

By Gordon Lambie

A small but dedicated troupe of winter cyclists took to the streets in Sherbooke during the evening rush hour on Friday to raise awareness about Quebec’s Highway Safety Code. Riding under the slogan, “Touche pas à ma nouille” or “don’t touch my noodle,” the riders set out along Portland, Lionel Groulx, and King Streets with pool noodles tied to their bicycles as a way of demonstrating the distance drivers are legally required to keep from bike riders in the city. “Last fall we were thinking about simple ways to raise awareness among drivers about the presence of cyclists on public roads, and we realized that one of the ways to demonstrate the legal distance between a bike and a car is to use a pool noodle,” said Anabel Cossette Civitella, one of those who worked to organize the event, explaining that the idea was that a convoy of bikes with the colourful floaters attached would be a silly but noticeable reminder to take care on the roads. See full story in the Monday, Feb. 17 edition of The Record.

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