Chapter 8.16 BICYCLES


8.16.010 Riding on roadways and bicycle paths.


Every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway as practicable, exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction.


Persons riding bicycles upon a roadway shall ride in single file except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles.


Whenever a usable path for bicycles has been provided adjacent to a road, bicycle riders shall use such path and shall not use the roadway.

(Prior code § 8-4-1)

8.16.020 Bicycles prohibited on sidewalks in fire zones.

It is unlawful for any person to ride a bicycle on any sidewalk in a fire zone in the city.

(Prior code § 8-4-2)

8.16.030 Reckless operation of bicycles.

It is unlawful for any person to operate any bicycle in the city in a reckless or dangerous manner.

(Prior code § 8-4-3)

8.16.040 Bicycles with helper motors.

Bicycles with helper motors shall not be operated on any public road, path or way within the city by anyone less than fourteen years of age.

(Prior code § 8-4-4)

8.16.050 Riding on bicycles—Occupants.

A person propelling a bicycle shall not ride other than upon or astride a permanent and regular seat attached thereto. No bicycle shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed and equipped.

(Prior code § 8-4-5)

8.16.060 Clinging to vehicles.

No person riding upon any bicycle, coaster, roller skates, sled or toy vehicle shall attach it, them or himself to any vehicle upon a roadway.

(Prior code § 8-4-6)

8.16.070 Carrying articles.

No person operating a bicycle shall carry any package, bundle or article which prevents the rider from keeping at least one hand upon the handlebars.

(Prior code § 8-4-7)

8.16.080 Lamps on bicycles.

Every bicycle, when in use at nighttime, shall be equipped with a lamp on the front which shall emit a white light visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet to the front and with a red reflector on the rear which shall be visible from all distances from fifty feet to three hundred feet to the rear when directly in front of the lawful upper beams of head lamps on a motor vehicle. A lamp emitting a red light visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the rear may be used in addition to the red reflector.

(Prior code § 8-4-8)

8.16.090 Brakes.

Every bicycle shall be equipped with a brake which will enable the operator to make the braked wheels skid on dry, level, clean pavement.

(Prior code § 8-4-9)