the best way to ensure your ride is safe and enjoyable is to follow the law and some best practices for riding in the twin cities area.


same road, same rules  

Bikes, like cars, are vehicles and people riding bikes must follow the same traffic laws as people driving other vehicles with some exceptions. Failure to follow the law can result in a citation that may go on your driving record. Normal traffic laws apply to people riding bikes.

go with the flow  

People on bikes must travel in the same direction as traffic.

right to the road  

Bike riders may use any lane on any street (except prohibited highways and freeways) and are not required to use bike lanes. You may use an entire lane at anytime if needed.

yield to people walking  

People walking and using mobility devices have the right of way; yield to them in crosswalks, on sidewalks and shared areas.

obey stop signs and lights  

Like all road users, people on bikes must stop at stop signs and obey traffic lights.

signal your turns  

Signal lane changes and turns with your arm unless you need both arms to control your bike.