Author: Geo

Legal Advice

Question Wally asked: If I loan my bicycle to another capable adult and he/she has an accident…..whether their fault or not……am I liable……since I own the bike?

Posted in Ask Geo, Misc

Camping

Question George asked: We want to ride and camp along route 98 to Tampa. Can we camp along the road in suitable areas when no campsites are available?

Posted in Ask Geo, Misc

Direction on a Sidewalk

Question Robert asked: When sharing the sidewalks with bikers, do I walk against or with the traffic?

Posted in Ask Geo, Sidewalks & Crosswalks

Eye Protection

Question Ken asked: Is there any FL statute covering wearing eye protection on a bicycle when going fast? Officers are sometimes stopping people when riding an electric bicycle at like 20 mph warning of bug strikes that could cause them

Posted in Ask Geo, Bicycle Equipment

Motorized Recumbent

Question John asked: The law says that an electric bike “The term does not include such a vehicle with a seat height of no more than 25 inches from the ground when the seat is adjusted to its highest position”

Posted in Ask Geo, Definitions, Motorized Bicycles

Maximum Bicycle Height

Question Austin asked: How tall can a bike be before you cannot use it on roads/sidewalks?

Posted in Ask Geo, Definitions

Motorized Wheelchair on the Sidewalk

Question Don asked: What about operating an Electric motorized wheelchair on a sidewalk down a state route in Florida?

Posted in Ask Geo, Sidewalks & Crosswalks

Group Cyclists

Question Tracy asked: Is it legal for group cyclists to take up every lane and keep motorized vehicles from passing?

Posted in Ask Geo, Group Riding, Rights & Duties

Scooters

Question Arianne asked: If people can’t ride an electric scooter that is only 10 mph on a side walk but can’t ride it on side of road either then how is it allowed that they can even be sold? Some

Posted in Ask Geo, Motorized Bicycles

Stop Signs Facing Bike Paths

Question Will asked: Living in central Florida give me the chance to ride some of the best Rail Trails in the USA. So many bike friendly towns in FL have wonderful signage to protect bike riders at marked crosswalks. Sanibel

Posted in Ask Geo, Bike Paths, Sidewalks & Crosswalks, Stop Signs & Red Lights