Cyclists Riding Abreast
Mike asked: I live in a bike friendly community that has nice wide roads with well-marked bike lanes. The community is so bike friendly that riders often congregate here to ride in large pelotons, but those pelotons frequently ride three wide and outside the bike lanes. They do this not just for passing purposes. Is this legal?
No! There are many reasons that would justify a bicyclist being out of a bike lane or not at the rightmost side of the roadway, but this is not one of those. Bicyclists riding abreast may ride only in a single lane. A bike lane is a lane.
s. 316.2065 – Bicycle Regulations
(6) Persons riding bicycles upon a roadway may not ride more than two abreast except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles. Persons riding two abreast …. shall ride within a single lane.