Maryland Bicycle laws

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Doug Landau is set to participate in the 20th annual Sea Gull Century, named among the top 10 century rides in the nation by Bicycling magazine. Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau at the start of the 2008 Sea Gull Century The Ride Magazine has called the century “one of the prettiest big rides in America” and The Washington Post has named it “by far the most popular local century” in the Maryland-Delaware-Virginia region. However, to ensure a safe and injury-free ride for over 6,000 participants, the directors remind bikers that bicycles are legally defined as vehicles in Maryland. Therefore, on all public highways where cycling is allowed, the rider must:

  1. Obey all traffic signs, signals and other control devices.
  2. Ride with vehicular traffic flow (as near to the right of the roadway as practical).
  3. Use standard arm signals to alert others of the cyclist’s intentions.

Cyclists must NOT:

  1. Wear headsets while riding on a public highway.
  2. “Hitch a ride” by attaching to any other vehicle operating on a public highway.
  3. Carry passengers unless the bicycle is equipped with seat securely attached to it for each passenger.
  4. Operate the bicycle in a careless or negligent manner.
  5. Conduct or participate in a bicycle racing event on a public highway that has not been approved by the State of Maryland and/or local agencies.

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