Can we ride 2 abreast in a bike lane in Kelowna?

As responsible cyclists we need to adhere to rules of the road.  In Kelowna that means not riding 2 abreast in a bike lane or on streets without bike lanes within the Kelowna city limits.

Kelowna bylaws state that a person operating a cycle:

  • must, ride as near as practical to the right side of a highway, within a bicycle path if available.
  • must not ride abreast of another person operating a cycle on the highway.

These bylaws override the Motor Vehicle Act and are the regulations we must abide by on our rides.  Thanks to Mike Wagstaff for bringing this to our attention.

Waiver and Safety Rules

To view the content of the Kelowna Killer Beez website, you must read and agree to the following Waiver and Safety Rules that apply to all our rides. Compliance with these rules and the signing of an annual waiver is mandatory in order to participate in our group rides.

  • You are riding at your own risk!
  • All road rules and traffic signals must be followed.
  • A helmet must be worn. It’s the law.
  • You should have liability insurance to cover any potential accidents.
  • All participants must ride single file and in bike lanes where available.
  • Highly visible clothing should be worn at all times while riding.
  • Pass only on the left when it is safe to do so. Passing or pulling up to riders on their right is not permitted.
  • Use of headphones or cell phones while riding is not permitted.

By clicking “AGREE” you acknowledge that you ride at your own risk and comply with the safety rules.