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Oregon Bicycling Manual - Table of Contents

Oregon Bicycling Manual - Online Edition

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This manual was prepared and published by the Public Transportation and Transportation Safety Divisions at Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

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This manual provides guidance for people bicycling and driving on roads in Oregon. This manual summarizes Oregon State laws, also called Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS). Cities and counties may have their own rules that provide additional guidance beyond state laws, though they will not conflict with state laws. State and local laws take precedence over the information in this manual. Complete Oregon Vehicle Code and statutes relating to bicycling are found at Most of the statutes relating to bicycling are found in Chapter 814 of the Oregon Revised Statutes.

This manual, is available in English or Spanish, for download or order at: under “Publications.” Additional printed copies of this manual are also available at your local DMV office. For parents and others teaching children safe riding habits, ODOT publishes a variety of booklets and activity sheets for children that can be downloaded or ordered online at: under “Publications.”

Graphics/Layout/Photography by ODOT Creative Services.
Special thanks to Maria Sipin and Jenna Berman for their extended contribution to this edition. 
Revised 2021, by the Oregon Department of Transportation. Permission is given to quote and reproduce parts of this document if credit is given to the source.

Table of Contents

Section 1 - Bicycling in Oregon

Section 2 - Getting Started

Section 3 - Required Safety Equipment

Section 4 - Defensive Riding Strategies

Section 5 - Rules of the Road