Bicycle Accident & Crash Expert Witness Alan Coté has more than 25 years of experience in cycling as a mechanical engineer, product tester, product developer, journalist, elite competitor, announcer at international competitions, & race director.
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University at Buffalo
Has been retained, served as an expert witness in numerous bicycle-related lawsuits since 2005 throughout the United States, both for plaintiff and defense. Cases have included fatalities and catastrophic injuries.
Contributing writer, Bicycling Magazine, 1998-2012, the world’s largest circulation cycling magazine. Published articles (for Bicycling Magazine, Outside Magazine, Men’s Journal, CyclingNews, VeloNews, and many other titles) have included critical reviews of hundreds of bicycles and accessories.
Competition as a national-level elite athlete for 10 years, racing against Olympians and professionals. Bronze medalist, National Collegiate Cycling Championship, 1988.
Race director of dozens of USA Cycling sanctioned events, including the nation’s 2nd oldest race, the Longsjo Classic (2012-2019). Announcer at over 50 days of domestic & international road, mountain bike, and cyclocross races (2008-present).
Holds patents/applications for work in the engineering and design of bicycle products including handlebars, braking systems, power-measuring electronics; additional design and fabrication work with saddles and hand-crafted frames.
Confident and clear oratory presence; refined communication & analytical skills. Diverse fields of expertise in cycling ranging from engineering to consumer product review to elite level competition to standards of organization for cycling events.
National organizations promoting bicycling safety:
National governing body for competitive cycling.
PEOPLE FOR BIKES
National education & advocacy group for bicycling.
National advocacy group for bicycling.
NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Links to patents & applications in which I am an inventor:
Method and apparatus for measuring power output of one powering a chain driven vehicle
Method and apparatus for measuring power output and for measuring tension and vibrational frequency of an elongate flexible member
Apparatus and method for extracting vibration data from a moving drive chain
Bicycle Brake Cable Hanger
Method and apparatus for mounting aerodynamic bicycle handlebars
Method and Apparatus for Measuring Pedaling Dynamics of a Cyclist