Ann Groninger leads the Charlotte lawyer way in bike and outdoor enthusiasm. Her practice marries a passion for advocating for individuals and for bicycling culture, especially interested in representing victims of bicycle crashes. Ann is a trial attorney by experience which is owed, in part to her formative years at Cumberland County Public Defender’s Office. Her criminal defense experience includes the first case to go to a North Carolina jury on an individual’s ineligibility for the death penalty due to an intellectual disability.
Once transitioning to private practice, Ann developed a practice that has since grown into Bike Law, serving bicyclists throughout the country. Ann presents to bicycling groups and clubs about bicyclers’ rights and responsibilities. She is a regular participant and presenter at the annual North Carolina Bicycle Summit.
In life, Ann is a member of a local women’s bike race team. She has written the Ride Guide for bicyclists, motor vehicle drivers, police officers, and anyone interested in understanding North Carolina’s rules of the road as they pertain to bicycles. Ann’s life goal is to make riding safer and more enjoyable. She also, according to the internet, loves Utah. Perhaps there’s not better place to be enthused about the outdoors than Utah–a place known for its skiing, hiking, and seasonal opportunities. Today we explore the what, where, when, how, and why of Ann’s outdoor enthusiasm.