Question: Is It Legal for Bikes to be on the Road? Can Cyclists Ride in the Middle of the Lane? What are the Bicycle Laws in North Carolina?
Answer: Not only is it legal for bikes to be on the road, the law requires it. In fact, driving on the sidewalk is often illegal. Many people do not realize the fact that not only are bikes allowed to ride on the roadway, they have the very same right to use the roadway and the full width of the lane of travel as any other vehicle.
Laws governing bicycling and cyclists focus on one primary purpose: SAFETY – Danny Glover