Jayne asked: I was always under the impression that registering a bicycle was to help you find it if stolen (serial number would be on this registration), but not a requirement to ride one. I was told recently that it was the law by a police officer in Daytona Beach that every bike has to be registered. Children ride bikes and parents should know this rule if it is in fact a law.
There is no Florida statutory requirement to register or license bicycles.
It is not practical to try to display all the local ordinances at this site, and our intent is to discuss Florida bicycle laws. As is possible, we will try to answer questions about local ordinances.
The City of Daytona Beach does have such a requirement.
City of Daytona Beach, Florida, Code of Ordinances
Sec. 94-281 – Required
No person shall operate or ride a bicycle upon the streets, sidewalks, alleys, or rights-of-way within the city without first obtaining a license as provided in this division.
Sec. 94-286 – Exceptions
This division shall not apply to bicycles currently licensed and/or registered in another city or state or to any bicycle operated in the city if the travel originates outside the city.
There are other sections in Chapter 94 of the code that describe the details of application, identification numbers and stickers required.
The details may be found at Daytona Codes.