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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
Interactive Online Bike Trip Planning Map

Delaware Bicycle Route Information Online Map *

*Google Based Map that provides Cue Sheets, and allows bicyclists to customize routes.