CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- You might not need a driver's license to ride a bike on city streets and state roads, but there are state laws and city ordinances governing operating a bicycle. Here's a condensed version of those rules:
Bike riders shall ride as far to the right side of the roadway as practical.
Bikers shall not ride more than two abreast.
The same traffic laws that apply to vehicles apply to bikes.
Riding a bike on sidewalks is prohibited. Dismounting and leading a bike is allowed on sidewalks.
Bicyclists must signal when stopping or changing direction unless both hands are needed on the handlebars for balance.
The correct signals are made with the left arm: To make a left turn, extend left arm straight out to the side. To make a right turn, bend left arm upward. To stop, extend left arm downward.
No bicycle shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed and equipped.
Bikers may ride only on a permanent, attached seat.