Road cycling is a healthy, environmental way to explore the picturesque region. Keep yourself safe by knowing and following the rules of the road.
Rules of the road
- Cyclists have the same rights and duties as drivers of motor vehicles.
- Cyclists must ride as near as practicable to the right side of the highway.
- Cyclists are permitted to ride to the left of the white line if the condition of the shoulder is hazardous.
- Cyclists are not required to ride on any part of the highway that is not paved.
- Cyclists must not ride abreast of another cyclist on the portion of the highway normally used for vehicular traffic.
Cyclist tips for sharing the road
- Follow traffic direction - Ride in the same direction as vehicle traffic.
- Be predictable - Do not weave in and out of lanes. Pass with care.
- Be safe and visible - Wear a helmet and use lights at night. (both required by law in B.C.).
- Hand signals - Use hand signals when turning or changing lanes.
- Use shoulder area - When stopped, move onto the shoulder and out of traffic.