Washington Bike Laws

Looking for information on Legislation? Check out our Legislative Issues page.

Want a pocket-sized guide to Washington state laws about bicycles? Just ask! If you’re a member of Washington Bikes you’ll receive one when you renew in 2013. If you want large quantities we’ll request a tax-deductible donation to cover the cost of printing and postage. Contact Elliott, elliottb-at-wabikes.org.

Statewide resources on our site:


Bicycle safety is important and it is paramount that riders understand and follow the current laws and rules of the road.


Washington state does not have a statewide requirement to wear a bike helmet. Check the list linked here to know the law in local jurisdictions.

Articles, Other Information

If you’ve had a crash

We’re building a list of attorneys who specialize in bicycle-related legal opinions. Appearance on this list does not reflect a rating of their legal abilities–we leave that to systems that are set up for it. We list them because they specialize in Washington state bike law.