In November, I was a defendant in a Maryland district court facing two criminal charges from an incident that happened last June. One of the criminal charges was for — no joke — failure to display a county registration sticker on my bicycle.

Today, members of the Montgomery County (MD) County Council introduced a bill, with unanimous council support, to repeal that mandatory bicycle registration law. Here are the events that led to the announcement.

1/21/20: Here’s coverage from Fox 5 DC and WTOP News covering the council’s introduction of the bill.

12/23/19: Fox 5 DC covers the public backlash against the registration law. (The 2-min piece is hilarious!)

12/20/19: Bethesda Magazine picks up the story

12/17/19: Reason Magazine covers my story

12/09/19: MD State Delegate David Moon posts my video to his personal Facebook page, sparking a local uproar

12/08/19: I posted the below 7-min video of my story to Flex’s YouTube channel. It has since reached 125K views.