Pedestrian Safety: BikeSmart

Bike Smart in Ocean City

When riding a bicycle in Ocean City, here are a few tips …

When riding a bicycle, you are considered a vehicle and must obey traffic laws.  Below are some helpful tips to keep you safe while riding your bike in Ocean City:

  • You MUST stop at all red lights and stop signs
  • Ride in the direction of traffic on the road:
    • When going north, ride on the northbound side
    • When going south, ride on the southbound side
  • You MAY NOT ride on a sidewalk – it is illegal and dangerous
  • Ride sober - You MAY NOT ride a bicycle while impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Avoid distractions and pay attention – You MAY NOT carry anything that prevents you from keeping both hands on the handlebars and you MAY NOT wear a headset or earplugs that cover both ears.
  • You MUST use a lamp when riding after dark
  • You MAY NOT allow someone to ride on the handlebars … one person per seat

Required Equipment:

  • A lamp is REQUIRED on the front of a bicycle when people and vehicles are not clearly visible at 1,000 feet
  • A red reflector is REQUIRED on the rear of the bicycle when people and vehicles are not clearly visible at 1,000 feet

BE CAREFUL AND USE CAUTION WHEN OPERATING
A BICYCLE IN OCEAN CITY!!!!