Are bicyclists allowed to ride on the road?

Yes! In all 50 states, bicyclists are either considered vehicles or have the same rights and responsibilities as the operator of a motor vehicle. In general, bicyclists are legally allowed to ride their bikes on all public roads unless they have been specifically excluded, for example on expressways or limited access highways and bridges. The decision to prohibit bicyclists from certain streets and highways is made at the State or local level, depending on which agency manages the road in question.