MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Did you know Myrtle Beach has 36 miles of bike lanes, bike paths and multipurpose paths throughout city limits? Even better- the City of Myrtle Beach has a map here for bicycling enthusiasts to map out a new route.
The City of Myrtle Beach also compiled a list of what you need to know to ride safely:
- Bicyclists riding on the roadway must travel in the extreme right lane in the direction of the traffic—not against it!
- Whenever possible, bicyclists should ride on bike paths or designated bicycle lanes, such as those located on Mr. Joe White Avenue or North Ocean Boulevard.
- Bicyclists must obey all road signs and traffic signals, and must give turn signals just as motorists do.
- Bicyclists may not ride on ordinary pedestrian sidewalks. They may ride on special wide, multi-purpose sidewalks designed for a combination of bicycle and pedestrian traffic, such as those running along Grissom Parkway.
- Bicyclists should not disregard the rights of pedestrians and motorists—respect them just as you want them to respect you.
- It is illegal to ride through a pedestrian crosswalk. Climb off the bike and walk your bicycle across the road.
- A bicyclist riding in the dark must have a headlight on the front of his bicycle and a red reflector on the rear.
- Never carry additional passengers on a bicycle!
- Watch motorists carefully! They may be talking on a cell phone, texting, eating… But they are bigger than you are so, as the saying goes, "give a fool a wide berth."
- Protect your head. Wear a helmet!
For more information, visit the website: http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/bicycles.html