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Yes. Bicyclists must follow the same traffic laws and rules as cars with a few exceptions.
Here are five key "rules of the road" to keep in mind:
For more specific information, see Chapter 10.42 of the Missoula Municipal Code and Montana Code Annotated 61-8-6.
Bicycle registration is available online as a free service provided by the City of Missoula. Call 406-552-6675 with any questions.
The registration stays with the bike. If you sell or trade your bike, call (406) 552-6675 or email email@example.com to transfer ownership.
The registration stays with the bike. Have the previous owner call (406) 552-6675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to transfer ownership.
Bikes are welcome on trails unless signs are posted that prohibit bikes. Continued sharing of trails is encouraged by following low impact guidelines: bike only on designated trails, leave no trace, and give pedestrians and horses the right-of-way.
This printable Missoula Bicycle Map includes more information about shared use paths, conservation trails, and other bike friendly spaces in Missoula.
You can sign up to be notified about upcoming bike auctions on our Notify Me page.