Rules Of The Road

Road cycling the Sea to Sky Highway photo by Mike Crane/Tourism Whistler

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.
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