Keep Your Hands on the Bars Dec 21, 2009

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Cities across the United States are dealing with the recent bicycle boom in various ways. Unlike Philadelphia’s new legislation, the new ordinance in Wisconsin doesn’t require cyclists to register their bikes, but it does further elaborate on laws regarding brakes, two-abreast riding, riding on the sidewalk, reflectors and a new no ‘fancy riding’ clause.

Section 102-7-3a in the ordinance requires riders to keep their hands on their bars, feet on the pedals and both wheels on the ground in city streets. Looks like the growing fixed gear tricksters (and even BMXrs) in Milwaukee will have to look over their shoulders as they ride from here on out! Tomorrow it goes to the Common Council for vote.

More information can be found at JSOnline.