Obey all traffic signs and signals. The "dead red" provision in Kansas allows bicyclists to proceed with caution through red lights that they are unable to trigger.
At night, cyclists must use at least a white headlight and rear red reflector.
Ride in designated bike lanes when present, otherwise ride to the right side of the roadway. If a travel lane is too narrow to share with a car, ride in the middle of the lane.
Yield to pedestrians and give an audible signal when passing from behind: ring a bell or say "passing on your left."
In Manhattan, it is illegal to ride your bicycle on sidewalks located Downtown or in Aggieville. While it is legal in other parts of town, you are often safer riding on a road than a sidewalk designed for pedestrians.
Be predictable — hold a straight line of travel; do not surprise a motorist, pedestrian, or other cyclists.
Motorist Responsibilities: Sharing the Road with Bicycles
In Kansas, bicycles have a right to be on the roads and should be treated as another vehicle. Here are some tips for sharing the road:
Allow a minimum of 3 feet between your vehicle and a cyclist when passing. Check over your shoulder before re-entering the lane.
If you have to speed up to pass, it's probably not safe to do so.
On lanes that are too narrow to share, cyclists may use the full lane by riding in the middle.
Look for approaching cyclists before making turns. They may be moving faster than you think.
Check for cyclists before exiting a parked vehicle — a car door might open directly into a cyclist's path.
Don't harass or endanger a cyclist. This is considered reckless endangerment by law, a misdemeanor offense.
Be Alert. Be Patient.
Above all, respect a cyclist's right to use the road. Treat them like slow-moving cars — do not tailgate, wait until it is safe to pass, and give them the right-of-way when appropriate. Be predictable by using your turn signals and following the established rules of the road.