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Bicycle Information

Review the rules of the road when it comes to keeping our friends and family safe when out riding their bikes.

  • Bike riders under the age of 18 must wear a helmet.
  • Bike riders have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicle drivers.
  • Bike riders must obey traffic signals, stop signs and all other vehicular traffic rules and regulations.
  • Ride in the right lane except when passing another vehicle, preparing for a left turn or avoiding hazards.
  • In a group of riders, stay in a single file.
  • Use hand and arm signals to indicate right or left turns.
  • Always yield to pedestrians.
  • Any passenger must be in an approved passenger seat.
  • At all times, bicycles must have a rear red reflector visible from 600 feet to the rear.
  • From dusk to dawn, bicycles must have a white front light visible from 500 feet.
  • From dusk to dawn, bicycles must have a reflective material visible from 600 feet on both sides and to the rear or lighted lamp visible from 500 feet.
  • The use of earplugs or headsets while riding is prohibited.
Riding on the Boardwalk

May 15 to September 15:  Bikes permitted from daybreak to 10 a.m.
Balance of the year:  Bikes permitted all day.

Riding on City Sidewalks

Age 12 and older – not permitted anywhere.
Under age 12 – OK, except not permitted in the downtown area-Rehoboth Avenue from Boardwalk to Sixth Street and First Street from Virginia Avenue (on the north) to Brooklyn Avenue (on the south).

Electronic Versions of Delaware Bicycle Maps