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Minnesota Bicycle Traffic Laws

Minnesota law gives bicyclists the same rights and privileges as drivers of other vehicles, except for differences specified in the law. Cyclists must be familiar with and obey all traffic laws applying to using the road.

Highlights of the law:

  • Ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, except when passing, preparing for a left turn or avoiding objects, other vehicles or pedestrians.
  • Travel in the same direction as other traffic on the roadway.
  • When riding on a sidewalk or in a crosswalk, yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and call out to them when preparing to pass.
  • Ride no more than two abreast and do not impede traffic.

For the complete statute, see Minnesota's Traffic Regulations statute, section 169.222.

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Contact the Minnesota Safety Council at msc@minnesotasafetycouncil.org, or 651-291-9150/1-800-444-9150.
474 Concordia Avenue St. Paul Minnesota 55103 USA