Bikes Can Build Relationships


Grab your helmet and let’s go for a bike ride.  Summertime is an opportunity to get out and get a little exercise.  Riding bikes is a fantastic way to spend time and build relationships with family and friends. Biking can activate the feeling of happiness.  Wearing a properly fitting helmet is a state law for youth 16 and under. Staying hydrated is also a must to stay safe.

So, buckle on your helmet, lace up your sneakers, and decorate your bike for the 4th of July!! Join us at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds at 5 pm for a bike parade inside the fairgrounds. Invite your family and friend to join us and let’s build some memories together as a county. Register in 4honline.

Have you ever taken a moment to think about the Florida’s Traffic Laws in relation to bicycles?  Here is a link that will help you.

Bicycle Regulations (see Section 316.2065, F.S.)

  • A bicyclist must obey all traffic controls and signals.
  • A bicyclist must use a fixed, regular seat for riding.
  • Every bicycle must be equipped with a brake or brakes that allow the rider to stop within 25 feet from a speed of 10 miles per hour on dry, level, clean pavement.
  • No bicycle may be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed or equipped.
  • Parents and guardians must not knowingly allow a child or minor ward to violate any provisions of this section.

Sidewalk Riding (see Section 316.2065, F.S.)

  • When riding on sidewalks or in crosswalks, a bicyclist has the same rights and duties as a pedestrian.
  • A bicyclist riding on sidewalks or in crosswalks must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and must give an audible signal before passing.
  • Check for local ordinances that may restrict bikes from riding on the sidewalk. Clues that this may be the case include sidewalk cafes and areas with a lot of foot traffic.

Posted: June 27, 2024

Category: 4-H & Youth, , Clubs & Volunteers, Events, Health & Nutrition, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
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