Generally speaking every state will have state specific laws that control what you should and shouldn’t do as cyclists. However, each city may further regulate the state laws. Every cyclist should know and understand the Arizona bicycle laws as well as the Gilbert Arizona bicycle laws.
Below is the text from the Gilbert Arizona Municipal code or also known as the Gilbert Arizona bike laws:
ARTICLE IV. – BICYCLES
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State Law reference— Bicycles generally, A.R.S. § 28-811; authority relative to bicycles, A.R.S. § 28-627(A)(8).
DIVISION 1. – GENERALLYSec. 62-101. – Definitions.
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Bicycle means any one-, two- or three-wheeled vehicle having cranks, levers or pedals for its propulsion by the feet.
(Code 1984, § 12-2-1)
Cross reference— Definitions generally, § 1-2.
Sec. 62-102. – Rental agencies—Display of article provisions.
Every person engaged in the business of being a new or used bicycle rental agency, shall prominently display a copy of the provisions of this article in a conspicuous place on the premises of the business.
(Code 1984, § 12-2-13)
Sec. 62-103. – Reserved.
Ord. No. 2408, § I, adopted Dec. 6, 2012, repealed § 62-103 which pertained to licensed bicycles required for rental agencies and derived from § 12-2-9 of the 1984 Code.
Sec. 62-104. – Reserved.
Ord. No. 2408, § I, adopted Dec. 6, 2012, repealed § 62-104 which pertained to requirements for bicycle dealers and derived from § 12-2-10 of the 1984 Code.
Sec. 62-105. – Parking.
No person shall park a bicycle upon a street other than upon the roadway against the curb or upon the sidewalk in a rack to support the bicycle, or against a building or in such a manner as to be an obstruction to pedestrian traffic.
(Code 1984, § 12-2-11(H))
Sec. 62-106. – Riding on bike lanes, sidewalks and roadways.
(a) It shall be unlawful to ride a bicycle on sidewalks where signs have been erected which prohibit bicycling.
(b) While riding on sidewalks in locations where bicycling is permitted, bicyclists shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.
(c) The traffic engineer is authorized to erect signs on any roadway or sidewalk prohibiting the riding of bicycles thereon by any person, and, when such signs are in place, no person shall disobey the same.
(d) Violation. Any person found to be in violation of this section is responsible for a civil violation.
(Code 1984, § 12-11-11(I); Ord. No. 1025, § I, 4-15-97; Ord. No. 1362, § I, 8-21-01)
Sec. 62-107. – Reserved.
Ord. No. 1359, § I, adopted July, 24, 2001, repealed in its entirety § 62-107, bicycle helmets. Said section pertained to standards for protective headgear, and derived from Ord. No. 1348, § I, adopted May 29, 2001.
Secs. 62-108—62-125. – Reserved.
DIVISION 2. – RESERVED
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Editor’s note— Ord. No. 2408, § I, adopted Dec. 6, 2012, repealed Div. 2, §§ 62-126—62-134, which pertained to registration and derived from §§ 12-2-2(A)—(D) and 12-2-4—12-2-8 of the 1984 Code.
Secs. 62-126—62-140. – Reserved.