Edisto Beach Bike Riding Regulations
Bike riding is a popular method of transportation and recreational activity on Edisto Beach. A bike path winds its way through much of the town and bike riding is permitted on every road.
South Carolina state law defines a bicycle as a vehicle, so cyclists are required to adhere to certain regulations. Any cyclist using a public roadway is required to observe all traffic laws.
In addition, cyclists should remember the following regulations:
Unless on the bike path, cyclists should not ride on public streets more than two side by side.
One hand should be kept on the handlebars at all times and cyclists should not carry anything that prevents this from happening.
When riding at night a white light should be visible from the front of the bike from a distance of 500 feet. A red reflector is required for the back of the bike and should be visible from 50-300 feet.
No cyclist is permitted to hold onto a vehicle while cycling.
Stopping at stop signs is required unless cycling on a designated bike path.
Hand signals must be used by cyclists unless riding on a bike path.
All cyclists should ride as close to the right side of the road as possible.
Keep in mind that during the summer months, Edisto Beach is a busy place and there is a lot of traffic on the roadways. Helmet use is not required, but should be considered when riding on the bike path or on the roadways.