Bicycles are considered vehicles under Chapter 54 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code. As such, bicyclists have all the rights and duties that apply to motorized vehicles. Bicycles are allowed on almost all Denver streets.
Riding Two Abreast
Bicyclists may ride two abreast. Riding two abreast shall not impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, and on a laned roadway shall ride within a single lane.
Stay Off Sidewalks
Bicyclists are prohibited from using sidewalks unless:
- the sidewalk is part of a designated bike route,
- within one block of preparing to mount/ dismount at parking (speed limit 6 MPH), or
- engaged in delivering newspapers.
Remember, always yield to pedestrians.
At night, bicycles should be equipped with a front white light visible to 500 feet and a rear red reflector visible when illuminated by headlights to 600 feet.
One Person Per Bike
Riding double is only permitted when carrying a child in an approved carrier or when riding on a tandem bicycle. Children should always wear a helmet.
Bicyclists are not allowed to ride on the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, except on Saturdays and Sundays. Bike parking is not permitted on the mall.