Washington State Bicycle Laws
In order to follow the laws, you have to know them. Check out the following resources for more information:
- "Washington State Bicycle Traffic Laws" (PDF) brochure by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission
- Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Bicycle Laws webpage
- The Bicycle Alliance of Washington’s compendium of bicycle-related laws in the Revised Code of Washington State
WSDOT's webpage lists jurisdictions which require helmets. The Cascade Bike Club offers information on how to ensure your helmet fits properly in their brochure “Your Bicycle Helmet: A Correct Fit.”
Safe Bicycling Practices
Before you venture out, know safe bicycling practices. Check out the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Bicycling Safety Tips webpage for safe cycling tips and resources.
Whether new to cycling or a seasoned rider, consider taking a class to learn new skills. The Cascade Bicycle Club offers low-cost and free bicycling clinics and maintenance classes for recreational cyclists, event riders, commuters, novice cyclists, seniors, and youth. Visit their education page to sign up.
You can also check with your favorite local bike shop to see if they offer riding or maintenance classes or attend a workshop during Bike Month in May.