Anonymous asked in SportsCycling · 2 months ago

I am a 15 year old boy. Can I ride my bike shirtless?

I usually ride in a residential area with a modern amount of traffic on the sidewalk. Could I at least hang my shirt on my neck? What about other people sharing the sidewalk?

9 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    As long as you wear a bra

  • 2 months ago

    You can ride shirtless and barefoot if that's what you want to do, but...

    Just for fun, enter "road-rash" into duckduckgo, then decide. As far as riding on the sidewalk, if you're in the 'burbs where people wont be stepping out of doors into your path, go for it.

  • 2 months ago

    You can ride shirtless, but don't expect to impress anyone. I always found wearing a shirt cooled me better and protected me against the sun. And yes, ride in the road like an adult.

  • 2 months ago

    You can ride shirtless.  When I was 15, i never wore a shirt unless absolutely necessary.

    Don't ride on the sidewalk.  

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  • 2 months ago

    You should be ok as long as you don't decide to take things a step further and ride full commando. 

    Source(s): Motorized bicycle owner and builder
  • D50
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Leave your shirt at home if your mother will let you. The cops won't arrest you. If you fall, you may get painful abrasions, but that won't kill you. Ride in the street, not on the sidewalk.

  • 2 months ago

    "What about other people sharing the sidewalk?"  You shouldn't be on a sidewalk at all, period!  You're 15.  Time to put on your 'Big Boy' pants and ride on the streets.

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  • 2 months ago

    WTF is a "modern amount of traffic"?  Opposed to what...antique cars in traffic?  But, I suppose you meant a MODERATE amount of traffic. up on English & grammar. 🙄 

    Now that you're 15, I hope you don't live in St. Louis or any other city with a similar law.  Municipal code 17.36.050 - Where ridden:  Quote, "No person (15) or more years of age shall ride a bicycle upon any sidewalk, unless that sidewalk is established and signed as a bike path."

    Examples of "shared paths" are sometimes called Greenways or dual purpose paths.  And they're usually 8 to 10 feet wide - or MORE!  Sidewalks are only about 4 feet wide.  Most places, unless you're a small kid, riding on a sidewalk is ILLEGAL!

    Who cares whether or not you wear a shirt?  Learn how to ride on the streets.  Bicycles are legally defined VEHICLES.  Vehicles don't travel on sideWALKS!  Start by reading Bicycling Street Smarts on this link...

    Or, take classes either online or in person from Cycling Savvy.  There's also a 3 part series on YouTube -  Cyclist's Eye View.  I'll supply Part 1.  Parts 2 & 3 can easily be found.  Watch them ALL.  NOWHERE will see a cyclist riding on a sidewalk.

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  • Mercy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes but bad idea. One fall and road rash is a big problem. I hope you wear  a helmet. That's why motorcyclist wear leather even in the heat.

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