2 (c) "bicycle" means a device propelled by human power upon which or in which a person may ride and which has two tandem wheels either of which is 350 millimetres or more in diameter or which has four wheels any two of which are 350 millimetres or more in diameter but does not include a wheelchair;
Serial number on bicycle
50 No person shall deface, destroy or alter the serial or identification number of a bicycle. R.S., c. 293, s. 50.
Bicycle or animal
85(1) Every person riding a bicycle or animal upon a highway and every person driving any animal shall be subject to the provisions of this Act applicable to a driver of a vehicle, except those provisions which by their very nature can have no application.
Authorization of bicycle race
163 (3) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act or the regulations, the Minister or a person designated by the Minister may authorize a bicycle race upon a highway that has not been closed for that purpose, and the Minister or a person designated by the Minister may prescribe terms and conditions with which the participants in the bicycle race and the organizers must comply. R.S., c. 293, s. 163; 1999, c. 4, s. 26.
Offence to ride on handlebar or cross bar
169 (1) It shall be an offence for the operator of a bicycle or motorcycle, when upon the street to carry any other person upon the handlebar, frame or tank of any such vehicle or side-saddle on any such vehicle, or for any person to so ride upon any such vehicle.
Offence to cling to moving vehicle
(2) It shall be an offence for any person travelling upon a bicycle, motorcycle, coaster, sled, roller skates, skis, or any toy vehicle to cling to or attach himself or his vehicle to any other moving vehicle or street car upon a highway or for the driver of any such moving vehicle or street car to allow or permit any such person to cling to or attach himself or his vehicle to said moving vehicle or street car. R.S., c. 293, s. 169; revision corrected 1997.
170A (1) In this Section, "bicycle" includes any device designated to transport passengers and to be drawn by a bicycle.
Requirement for bicycle helmet
(2) No person shall ride on or operate a bicycle on a highway or on any property where the operation of bicycles is permitted unless the person is wearing a bicycle helmet that complies with the regulations and the chin strap of the helmet is securely fastened under the chin.
Person under sixteen years of age
(3) No parent or guardian of a person under sixteen years of age shall authorize or knowingly permit that person to ride on or operate a bicycle on a highway or on any property where the operation of bicycles is permitted unless the person is wearing a bicycle helmet as required by subsection (2).
(4) Every person who is sixteen years of age or older who violates a provision of this Section is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars.
Peace officer power
(5) A peace officer may seize and detain, for a period not to exceed thirty days, a bicycle that is being ridden on or operated by a person not wearing a helmet as required by subsection (2).
(6) The Governor in Council may make regulations
(a) prescribing standards and specifications for helmets;
(b) providing for and requiring the identification and marking of helmets;
(c) exempting any person or class of persons from the requirements of this Section and prescribing conditions for exemptions.
(7) The exercise by the Governor in Council of the authority contained in subsection (6) is regulations within the meaning of the Regulations Act. 1996, c. 35, s. 1.
Prohibited conduct on bicycle
171 (1) The rider of a bicycle shall not allow the same to proceed in a highway by inertia momentum, with his feet removed from the pedals, nor shall such rider remove both hands from the handlebars while riding the bicycle nor practise any trick or fancy riding on a highway.
No bicycle on sidewalk
(2) No person shall ride a bicycle, tricycle, or similar machine on a sidewalk, provided, nothing in this Section shall be deemed or construed to prevent the use of velocipedes or similar machines by children on a sidewalk in a public square, park, city or town.
Riding bicycle on highway
(3) No person shall ride a bicycle on a highway except as near as practicable to the extreme right of the main travelled portion of the highway and no person shall ride a bicycle abreast of or generally parallel to another bicycle in motion on the highway except for the purpose of passing any such other bicycle. R.S., c. 293, s. 171; revision corrected 1997.
Designation of sidewalk as trail
171A Notwithstanding Section 171, a traffic authority appointed pursuant to Section 86 may
(a) designate a sidewalk or any portion thereof as a trail; and
(b) authorize and regulate the use of bicycles on such trails,
and, for greater certainty, a sidewalk so designated is subject to all other provisions of this Act. 1997, c. 5, s. 1....
174 (6) Every bicycle shall be equipped with a lighted lamp on the front thereof visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of at least 100 metres in front of the bicycle and shall also be equipped with a reflex mirror or lamp on the rear exhibiting a red light visible under like conditions from a distance of at least 60 metres to the rear of such bicycle.
Bell or horn on bicycle but no siren
183 (5) Every bicycle shall be equipped with a bell or horn in good working order, and it shall be an offence for any person to install or use upon a bicycle any siren or whistle.