While we understand it may seem minor to some, it is illegal to ride a bicycle on Main Street sidewalks. This ordinance is in place for the protection of customers, business owners and those who could potentially be harmed riding the bike. There is simply not enough space on Main Street to allow for this and in recent weeks our agency has received several complaints. While I agree, our officers have other things to do than stop those riding bikes on Main Street we ask that the community assist us by following the law which prevents it. Our officers will begin enforcing this ordinance until such time that it is no longer a problem.
340.100 of the city ordinance reads, “No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within a business district. Whenever any person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.”