Bob Mionski wrote a book a few years ago called Cycling and the Law. I haven't read this book but I have wanted to. I learned today that he also writes a blog for Bicycling magazine. His most recent post discusses whether cycling is a basic right, or a privilege. I have always been told that driving is a privilege, and assumed that cycling was the same. But Bob mentions something called the "right to travel" that I was unfamiliar with. I won't try to summarize it here, because the post does a very good job of explaining things. The end result is that I learned a fair amount of the history of both motor and cycling law. Is cycling a right? I think that could be argued either way. And as Bob points out, if we cyclists keep riding like jerks, it may be.