Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Share the Road - Bicycling

Rules of the Road

Rules of the Road

Bicycle graphicBicyclists may ride on all Minnesota roads, except where restricted.

Same direction graphic showing two arrows pointing to the rightBicyclists should ride on the road, and must ride in the same direction as traffic.

Three-foot clearance graphicMotorists must at all times maintain a three-foot clearance when passing a bicyclist.

Traffic control signal graphicBicyclists must obey all traffic control signs and signals, just as motorists.

Yield icon graphicMotorists and bicyclists must yield the right-of-way to each other.

Hand signal graphicBicyclists must signal their turns and should ride in a predictable manner.

Bicycle light graphicBicyclists must use a headlight and rear reflectors when it's dark. To increase visibility, add a rear flashing light.

Bike helmet graphicBicyclists should always wear helmets.