Bikes on Collier County Beaches

Question

Jillian asked: Is it illegal to ride a bike, like a fat tire bike or bicycle on the beaches of Collier County? I thought it was illegal, but I’m trying to find it on collier.gov website and it says page unavailable. I’ve always thought it was illegal, but the Naples City Official website has a lovely picture of a woman riding a bike on the shore line sand. Please clarify.

Answer

This is the only restriction that I can find about bikes and the beach areas.

Chapter 146 – WATERWAYS

(p) Key Island.

(2) Limited Activities:

  1. Hiking, horseback riding, and bicycle riding shall be restricted to trails or roads specifically designated for those activities.

You can search the codes for yourself by Googling “Collier County Muni Codes”.  You can also get there by clicking on the “Waterways” heading above.

If in doubt, contact the appropriate law enforcement agency.

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2 comments on “Bikes on Collier County Beaches
  1. Geo says:

    Thanks Todd.

    I believe this is the provision to which you refer:

    ARTICLE II. – COUNTY PARKS
    Sec. 246-28. – Powers and duties; offenses.
    (b) …. it shall be such an offense to:
    (10) Ride a bicycle on other than a paved vehicular road or path designated for that purpose; leave a bicycle in a place other than a bicycle rack when such is provided, or leave a bicycle lying on the ground or paving, or any place or position so as to present any obstruction to pedestrian or vehicular traffic.

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