Bicycle Information


bicycle.gifA bicycle is a device upon which any person may ride, propelled exclusively by human power through a belt, chain or gears and having one or more wheels.

• In the State of California, your child must wear an approved helmet every time they ride a bicycle, scooter, and or skateboard until they are 18 years of age.

• Your child’s helmet must fit snugly, sit low on the forehead, and buckle under the chin.

• A bicycle is considered a vehicle and the rider must obey the same rules of the road as a motor vehicle.

• A bicycle must be ridden on the right side of the roadway in the same direction as traffic.

• To ride at night, you must have lights on the front and back of your bicycle, reflectors on the wheels and pedals, and should wear bright clothing.

Pocket Bikes

pocket bike.jpgA pocket bike is designed in the make and style of a motorcycle. Because of it's size and stature, however, these bikes are sometimes considered mini motorcycles.

• Pocket bikes shall not be operated on any sidewalk, roadway, highway, bicycle path or trail and or hiking trail.

Motorized Scooters

scooter.jpgA motorized scooter is any two-wheeled device that has handlebars, is designed to be stood or sat on upon by the operator, and is powered by either an electric motor or any other source which propels the device with or without human propulsion.

• Motorized scooter operators must have a valid driver’s license or permit, wear a helmet, not carry any passengers and follow the same rules of the road as cars.

• The motorized scooter must have a braked wheel.

• If ridden during darkness they must have a white light to the front and a red light to the rear as well as yellow reflectors on each side of the vehicle.

• The motorized scooter may not be operated if the posted speed limit is over 25 MPH, unless in a Class II bike lane. It may not be operated on sidewalks and may not have passengers.