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BICYCLE PATROL OFFICERS

Officers with the correct training and certification are authorized to conduct patrol on a bicycle.  Bicycle patrol officers conduct traffic stops, respond to emergencies and perform other duties just like other patrol units.  The City encourages all citizens to use alternative transportation when possible for both the personal health and environmental benefits.  There are numerous links that promote bicycle safety and recreation listed on this page.

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Eight Basic Rules of the Road
  1. Bicycles may be ridden on all public roadways within City limits.  Riding on the interstate and on private property without permission is prohibited.
  2. Bicyclists should ride on the far right of the roadway and must ride in the same direction as motorized traffic.
  3. Motorists should at all times maintain a three-foot clearance when passing a bicyclist.
  4. Bicyclists must obey all traffic control signs and signals in the same manner as motorized vehicles.
  5. Motorists and bicyclists must yield right-of-way to one another.  Never assume a vehicle will yield to you.
  6. Bicyclists must signal their turns and ride in a predictable manner at all times.
  7. Lights and reflectors are required at night and recommended in poor visibility weather conditions.
  8. Bicyclists should always wear a helmet and other protective gear while riding.
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Other Safety Suggestions
  • Be aware of surroundings - watch for people opening doors of parked cars, children running in roadway, dogs running at large and so forth.
  • Watch for vehicles turning to the right.  Move into the center of the right lane at lighted intersections.
  • Always carry identification and medical information.
  • Carry cell phone or change for emergency calls if needed.
  • Carry water, stay hydrated and do not overexert yourself.
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Bike Patrol Officer
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BICYCLE PATROL LINKS
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