If cyclists have the right to the same roads as cars, there are a few drivers who aren't happy about it. Dozens of Facebook commenters said cyclists had no place on the road if they didn't have a bike lane to ride in.
"Cyclists, stay off the roads without bike lanes!! You slow down traffic and are putting yourself in danger!" Greg Schneider said.
If cyclists want to share the road, they need to follow the same rules as cars, many said. Obey traffic lights, go in the same direction of traffic and ride single file when traveling in a group.
"Bikers need to follow the rules of the road, too. I cannot tell you how many times I'm at a four-way stop, etc., and they fly right through," Michelle Having said. "Also, keep in mind if you're biking, you're not Lance Armstrong. Watch out for pedestrians. I'm sick of seeing walkers hit by bikers."
When it comes to signaling for turns, many commenters said they felt that both drivers and cyclists could do better.
"Use your flippin' hand signs cyclists!!" Lucas McCain said. "Can't tell ya how many times I almost turned one of you guys into street pizza because you didn't warn me of your turns."
The matter of sidewalks was an area of dispute. Some said cyclists should use them in the absence of bike lanes, while others bristled at the thought of them stealing the space from pedestrians.
"Sidewalks are for pedestrians. Cyclists need to understand bike laws; to not ride on the sidewalks and to obey traffic signals," wrote Amanda Goebel, who also commented that "cuter bike helmets" would encourage her to bike more often.
On the flipsde, Schenider wrote, "I would much rather see a cyclist use the sidewalk than the street. How often do you really see people walking on sidewalks? What's more dangerous? #commonsense."
Cyclists also had advice for other cyclists: Earn the respect of drivers by following the rules and making your presence seen. Wear a helmet all the time and reflective gear at night, make sure to have insurance and don't assume drivers are paying attention.
They also had advice for drivers on how to share the road better: Put down the phone and pay greater attention.
"Stop TEXTING, EATING, PUTTING MAKE-UP (ON), TALKING ON THE PHONE while driving," Francisco Marcelo Gadelha said.
"Cars, depending on your city, you most likely have to treat bikes as vehicles whether you like it or not," Payton Powell said. "Remember that messing with bikers often results in needing new windshields, hoods, or mirrors due to U-Lock justice."
More than anything, they're asking for respect.
"Cyclists can ride faster than you think. We respect you so respect us," Kayla Nicole Lingerfelt said. "If you're worried about those five seconds to safely get around a cyclist so you won't be late for work, you should have left 30 minutes earlier. Share the road!"