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Riding Side by Side – Bicycling Advisory from ISBA

Question: Is it lawful for bicyclists to ride side-by-side? Answer: Illinois law says two bicyclists may ride side-by-side as long as the normal movement of traffic is not impeded. For more information about Illinois law, visit If you have a legal question, send it to

Illinois Law Now is a series of newspaper and internet posts prepared by the Illinois State Bar Association that address legal issues of interest to the public. For additional information about the law, visit