Peter Flax

Peter Flax

Peter Flax is the editor-in-chief of The Red Bulletin, the 10-times-per-year magazine from energy drink maker Red Bull. He is also the former editor-in-chief for Bicycling Magazine, features editor for The Hollywood Reporter and a contributing writer to CyclingTips as well as RKP.

Published

The Deadly Problem with Bike Lanes

Most cyclists know that bike lanes offer very limited physical protection. They might not know that they offer approximately zero legal protection either.

Peter Flax
Oct 27, 2018

The Driver Who Killed a Cyclist and Was Charged with Murder

Last February, 21-year-old Ronnie Ramon Huerta Jr. crashed his Ford 500 sedan into a pack of cyclists during the Palm Springs century. Here’s how the death of one rider, Mark Kristofferson, led to an exceptionally rare murder charge.

Peter Flax
May 15, 2018

A Cyclist Writes His Own Obituary

Let’s get this straight: if something horrible happens to me on a ride, don’t ever say I died doing what I love. I feel no affection about the idea of getting pulverized by a 4,000-pound SUV, especially if the driver was flipping through Instagram. Still, I recognize that something might happen. And rather than leave it up to other people to commemorate my life and death on the bike, I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands—with facts based on a terrifying encounter with a speeding Porsche that actually happened—just in case the next run-in turns out differently.

Peter Flax
Jun 15, 2017

The Heartbreaking Creation of a Ghost Bike

It starts with a deadly crash, like the one that happened in October on a busy Orange County street. Then the volunteers build the memorial. Peter Flax embedded with the team that makes ghost bikes in Southern California to record the process—and the tragedy that triggered it—from beginning to end.

Peter Flax
Dec 22, 2016