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Alan Cote

ALAN COTÉ
Principal
Expert Witness

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Expert Bicycle 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 races, & event director.

He has served as an expert witness in many bicycle-related cases since 2005 throughout the United States.

Bio

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University at Buffalo

Has been retained, served as an expert witness in numerous bicycle-related legal cases since 2005 throughout the United States, both for plaintiff and defense.

Contributing writer, Bicycling Magazine, 1998-2012, the world’s largest circulation cycling magazine. Published articles (for Bicycling MagazineOutside MagazineMen’s JournalCycling NewsVelo News, 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.

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.

Resources

ADVOCACY

National organizations promoting bicycling safety:

USA CYCLING
National governing body for competitive cycling.

PEOPLE FOR BIKES
National education & advocacy group for bicycling.

BIKE LEAGUE
National advocacy group for bicycling.

NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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