§ 15-172. Traffic laws to apply to persons riding.  

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  • (a)

    Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by the laws of this state declaring rules of the road applicable to vehicles or by the traffic ordinances of the city applicable to the driver of a vehicle, except as to special regulations in this article and except as to those provisions of the law and ordinances which by their nature can have no application.


    However, organized, competitive bicycle races may be held on public roads, provided that the sponsoring organization shall have obtained the approval of the appropriate local law enforcement agencies. The sponsoring organization and the local law enforcement agency may establish by agreement special regulations regarding the movement of bicycles during such races, or in training for races, including, but not limited to, permission to ride abreast and other regulations to facilitate the safe conduct of such races or training for races. "Bicycle" as used herein means a nonmotorized vehicle propelled by human power.

(Ord. No. 7715, § 92, 8-4-77)

State law reference

Similar provisions, V.A.C.S. art. 6701d, § 179.