Legal-Ease: Ohio bicycle laws

While many of Ohio’s laws concerning roadways apply to bicycles, there are some laws interpreted differently for bicycles and some laws that are specific to bicycles only.

Bicycles aren’t allowed on all Ohio roadways, including freeways. Bicycles must be operated at safe speeds based on the context of the road and other traffic. There are several other laws that bicyclists should keep in mind while on Ohio’s roadways.

Nice weather can lead many people to pull out bicycles, pump up the tires and hit the road to exercise and travel in an environmentally responsible fashion.

Ohio’s laws concerning roadways and motor vehicles also generally apply to bicycles and their operation. However, some laws are interpreted differently as to bicycles, and there are several laws that are specific to bicycles.

Read more about Ohio’s bicycle laws in Lee’s article in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Ohio bicycle laws

Source:, “Legal-Ease: Ohio bicycle laws,” by Lee R. Schroeder, June 8, 2019

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney at Schroeder Law LLC in Putnam County. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at or at 419-659-2058. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

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