Dealing with Dogs While on Your Bike

Triathlon Event  My husband and I have been having problems with loose dogs chasing us on our bike rides. Any civil solutions to those who may have faced this problem before??

Eileen from New York

Triathlon Event  Hi Nathan,
Thank you for contacting and sorry to hear about your dog problems!

This is a really tough question to answer because every state has different laws pertaining to dog-owner responsibility. Go to your New York State house website,, and search the laws on dogs. Most states have leash-laws. If you don’t find anything there, call your local Animal Control Officer and see what options are available to you.

Otherwise, you might want to change your route.

Be well.
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