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Laws for bikes on interstate?

A friend of mine told me yesterday that it is legal to ride a bicycle on the interstates in South Dakota. She said they have nice shoulders to ride on.  I called the South Dakota Highway Patrol today and he said it is NOT legal to ride bicycles on the interstates in South Dakota. Nice paved shoulders or not, that just doesn’t seem safe!  (Also, minimum speed limit is 40 or 45 mph on interstates.)

Just thought I’d vent on that one.  Do you ride on the interstate?

Only time I ever rode my bicycle on the interstate was in Sioux City last year at RAGBRAI when we unloaded our bikes on the interstate (where traffic was backed up to) then our driver took off from there, and we only went a short way to the exit ramp where we started the RAGBRAI route last year.


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sarahmoe, January 23, 2024 at 5:00 am

yes There are parts of I90 in WA that one can ride on


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